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Lotto funds Cathedral work

Last Updated: Wednesday 9th December 2009, 00:10 am

Money Essential work on the central spire at Truro Cathedral is to go ahead in the new year thanks to lotto funds from the Heritage Lottery Fun, raised by money for good causes from you, the lotto ticket buying public. The grant worth a massive £400,000 has been given to the diocese by the Heritage Lottery Fund to ensure this work can be carried out.

The work, mainly to repair the worn and crumbling stonework was essential due to the severity of the damage meaning that the Cathedral isn’t safe. The Dean of Truro Cathedral, Dr Christopher Hardwick says the restoration is urgent and is pleased that the grant from the lottery good causes fund will allow this work to start in early 2010.

Scaffolding has already been erected for the work to begin after a smaller grant from English Heritage earlier this year allowed the Dean to organise some investigations on the main Cathedral spire earlier this year. That study showed that much of the bath stone involved in building the Cathedral has crumbled and become unsafe making this work urgent and essential.

It’s one of the highest grants ever paid to the South West region since the launch of the National Lottery fifteen years ago but we’re sure you’ll agree that it’s for a worthy cause and all paid for by the sale of lottery tickets throughout the UK by people like you.

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