King Harry Ferry supports Inspire Cornwall

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19 January — 30 December 2010

The King Harry Ferry Company this week announced that it has chosen Truro Cathedral's Inspire Cornwall project as their foot passenger charity of the year for 2010.

King Harry Ferry chooses Inspire Cornwall as their Charity of the Year

The King Harry Ferry Company this week announced that it has chosen Truro Cathedral's Inspire Cornwall project as their foot passenger charity of the year for 2010.

Inspire Cornwall is a £4milllion project designed to inspire the community through nature, education, music and art and heritage. The Cathedral Chapter's vision is:

• 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


Tim Light of the The King Harry Ferry Company said, ‘Each year we choose a range of charities and organisations that we work with or support and this year the directors were pleased to support the vital works required on the cathedral. I believe the King Harry Ferry was involved in the purchase of the nave seating when the cathedral first opened so it is rather a nice touch that by passing on donations from foot passengers in lieu of any charges we are able to be part of the Inspire Project.

He added ‘' the cathedral can often be taken for granted but it is one of the Counties' jewels' and is used by a very wide cross section of community groups in addition to religious services and for this reason deserves strong local support"

The Very Revd Dr Christopher Hardwick, Dean of Truro said "The Cathedral Chapter is thrilled by the news of this support from the King Harry Ferry. We thank them for their support and encouragement of the Inspire Cornwall Project. We hope this support will offer a huge boost to our target total in the coming year.

Work has already started on the central spire and we hope this will generate further enthusiasm so that more people will be inspired to help preserve the iconic skyline of Truro as part of the Inspire Cornwall Project."

Whilst this support from the King Harry Ferry is greatly appreciated, further funds are still needed. The Save Our Spire - Sponsor Our Stones scheme launched in August 2009 has raised over £37,000 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. Full details of the Scheme are available from the Appeal Administrator at the Cathedral Office 01872 245013 or from the Inspire Cornwall website www.inspirecornwall.com. Inspire Cornwall is now on Facebook, search online and join our fan page for up to date news and images of the project.