Lichfield Cathedral restoration project nears £3.7m fundraising target

A bid to raise £3.7million to restore Lichfield Cathedral’s East End has moved a huge step closer to completion.

Fundraisers have revealed that “magnificent support” during 2014 has moved the total to within £60,000 of the target.

Restoration work is carried out on one of Lichfield Cathedral's glass panels

Restoration work is carried out on one of Lichfield Cathedral’s glass panels

It is now hoped that the remainder can be found before the Herkenrode Glass is re-installed in Spring 2015.

The Give a Lasting Gift appeal, launched just before Christmas, has helped keep the fund topped up and director of fundraising Patricia Collins says people have been generous with their donations.

“The initiative has really captured everyone’s imagination,” she explained. “We’ve had grandparents sponsoring the
restoration of little animals for their grandchildren to cherish for years to come, families buying Christmas and Easter gifts and we’ve even had couples buying reciprocal anniversary gifts.

“I’d like to say a big hearty thank you to everyone who has contributed so far, the generous support of each individual, family or couple has ensured the restoration project has been able to proceed on time and to budget.

“All Give a Lasting Gift donors will be remembered in a book and invited to the grand unveiling when the Herkenrode Glass is re-installed in spring 2015.”

Anyone wanting to support the final push to raise the remainder of the funding for the East End restoration project can find out how to help at www.lichfieldcathedral.org.

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