IN AN EXCITING 11TH HOUR DEVELOPMENT of the Guildford Cathedral Appeal, an anonymous trust has announced it will match any donations up to a total of Â£45,000 to help reach Â£1.3million by the end of August deadline.
The Â£1.3m will allow it to submit an application to the Heritage Lottery Fund for a significant grant towards the total Â£7 million required to save the cathedral after the roof caved in last summer, and asbestos was found in the crumbling plaster of the ceiling.
Appeal Director, SiÃ¢n Newton says: â€œThe Cathedral Appeal has reignited a tradition of philanthropy, with more than 1,000 benefactors and hundreds more having sponsored and participated in Appeal events. From past brick givers to those who have recently graduated here, weâ€™re so grateful to all those who have MADE THEIR MARK.
â€œThe story of giving continues with this marvellous scheme to match donations. Weâ€™re so close to the Â£1.3m we need to submit our application to the Heritage Lottery Fund. To help ensure the Peopleâ€™s Cathedral is here to help future generations, please give today, whether in person, by post, text or online, and your donation will be doubled. â€œ
To make a donation visit www.guildfordcathedralmym.com, TEXT MARK02 Â£10 (or any amount) to 70070, or send donations (payable to Guildford Cathedral) to Guildford Cathedral, Stag Hill, Guildford GU2 7UP.