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Cathedral appeal seeks 1 gifts
Canterbury Cathedral
The cathedral launched a 50m repair fund appeal in 2006
People living in Kent are being asked to donate 1 in aid of Canterbury Cathedral's 50m restoration appeal.

Over the past year, 7m has been raised towards the total amount needed to pay for vital repairs to be carried out on the crumbling 900-year-old landmark.

The cathedral has launched a Christmas Week of Giving, inviting adults in Kent to support the fundraising appeal.

"Every single pound makes a difference," said Brigadier David Innes, chief executive of the appeal.

'Future generations'

"We hope that people from all over Kent will want to play their part in helping to save their cathedral by making a donation to the appeal this Christmas," Mr Innes said.

"Every single pound makes a difference and means that the wonderful conservation project will keep going.

"You can look on it as a special Christmas present for future generations."

Other activities taking place during this week include a concert by Harry Christophers and The Sixteen, a schools' carol singing afternoon around the Cathedral crib, street collections in Canterbury and the draw of a raffle to win a rocking horse.

Schools and businesses across the area have also been invited to hold special fundraising events during the week.


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