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A campaign to raise funds for the restoration of Truro Cathedral has been described as 'a desperate race against time'.

The target, £180,000 pounds, is needed by the end of November.

The cathedral's central tower and spire are being restored at a cost of £2m.

Much of the money has come from English Heritage and last year the Save our Spire campaign was launched to raise the shortfall.

So far £60,000 has come in from the campaign, but three times that needs to be found in the next four months.

The Cathedral Chapter's vision:

• To preserve the iconic skyline of Truro, by restoring the spire of Cornwall's Cathedral

• To create a green oasis in the heart of the city

• To establish a leading centre for education, music and art at the core of the community

The Save Our Spire Sponsor Our Stones scheme launched in August has raised over £30,000 towards the Restoration Project.

The simple scheme enables donors to sponsor a stone at £15, £30 or £250.

In return, their name is recorded in the Cathedral Archives and they receive a special "SOS" certificate signed by the Dean.

Earlier this year the King Harry Ferry Company announced that it had chosen Truro Cathedral's project as their foot passenger charity of the year for 2010.

Click here to find out more about the campaign.

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