Duke of Kent helps support The Canterbury Gift, Canterbury Cathedral - Social Event

PUBLISHED: 01:16 19 July 2011 | UPDATED: 19:42 20 February 2013

Mark Byrne and Peter Hardy

Mark Byrne and Peter Hardy

The Duke of Kent was guest of honour at a party in support of Canterbury Cathedral. Some 80 guests, many working in the City, met His Royal Highness at Sarasin & Partners, who lent their offices overlooking St Paul's Cathedral...

The Duke of Kent was guest of honour at a party in support
of Canterbury Cathedral. Some 80 guests, many working in the City, met His Royal Highness at Sarasin & Partners, who lent their offices overlooking St Pauls Cathedral. His Royal Highness, Patron of The Canterbury Gift which is raising funds for the Cathedrals conservation, urged the guests to visit Canterbury and see how necessary the conservation work is. Others attending included the Dean of Canterbury Robert Willis, Appeal Chairman Richard Oldfield and the chairman of the Cathedral Trust Viscount De LIsle, who takes over from Allan Willett as Lord Lieutenant of Kent later this month. The Canterbury Gift has now raised more than 14m but needs much more. English Cathedrals receive no support for repairs from Government or The Church of England.

Images: Jason Dodd: jdoddphotography@btinternet.com

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