Players of People’s Postcode Lottery to help Science Museum inspire next generation of scientists

19/12/2013

The Science Museum has been awarded £200,000 from players of People’s Postcode Lottery.

This funding marks the start of a long term relationship with players of the charity lottery. The support will back exciting new projects at the Science Museum over the coming years, helping bring exciting new contemporary science events and exhibitions to the public.

Ian Blatchford, Director of the Science Museum Group said: “Regular donor income plays a crucial role in helping the Science Museum Group to inspire visitors about the central role science plays in all of our lives. We are very grateful to players of People’s Postcode Lottery for their support, which will make an important contribution to our future exhibitions programme at the Science Museum.”

Kate Pearson, Deputy Head of Charities at People’s Postcode Lottery said “We are delighted that players of People’s Postcode Lottery are able to support the Science Museum Group. The funding will enable not only players of the lottery, but also those in the wider community to enjoy all of the exciting events that the Science Museum have on offer.”

Notes to Editors

For further information please contact

Julia Murray
Science Museum Press Office
Tel - 020 7942 4328
julia.murray@sciencemuseum.ac.uk

About the Science Museum

As the home of human ingenuity, the Science Museum’s world-class collection forms an enduring record of scientific, technological and medical achievements from across the globe. Welcoming over 3 million visitors a year, the Museum aims to make sense of the science that shapes our lives, inspiring visitors with iconic objects, award-winning exhibitions and incredible stories of scientific achievement.

About People’s Postcode Lottery

People’s Postcode Lottery is a charity lottery. Players play with their postcodes to win cash prizes while raising money for charities and good causes local to them.

As an External Lottery Manager, People’s Postcode Lottery manages multiple society lotteries promoted by different causes and supporting a range of good causes. For details on which society lottery is running each week, visit www.postcodelottery.co.uk/society.