Tweet your contribution to join in with Heritage Treasures Day, 11 January
Anyone involved in the heritage sector is invited to join in this year’s Heritage Treasures Day on Wednesday 11 January to celebrate all that is wonderful about the UK’s heritage.
Heritage Treasures Day is a moment to share and celebrate inspiring projects and highlight rich and diverse heritage across the UK. Launched by The National Lottery Heritage Fund in 2017, it has grown each year. Last year it trended at second place on Twitter. Can it make first place this year?
You can take part by using the hashtag #HeritageTreasures and tagging @HeritageFundUK.
The Heritage Fund is encouraging people to post pictures and information about inspiring projects, winter walks in much-loved parks, gargoyles and other stonework on churches, favourite museums, stories about local characters… Anything, in fact, to do with heritage. Even if it is just that you have enjoyed reading about something, or have worked with people who have been absolute treasures?
To mark the day, the Heritage Fund is also offering heritage virtual backgrounds for computer screen savers and video calls that you can download. They feature projects that the Fund has supported with National Lottery funds, including Leighton House, Pembroke Heritage Centre, Shrewsbury Flaxmill Maltings, Gainsborough House, The Flow Country, Canterbury Cathedral, and Hillsborough Castle.
Since The National Lottery began in 1994, National Lottery players have raised over £43billion for projects and more than 635,000 grants have been awarded across the UK.