Stamford Stone supports the development of Peterborough Cathedral

11/03/2015

As a successful local business we love to be take part in opportunities to support causes and activities that benefit our local community. Therefore we are proud to announce that we are supporting the Peterborough 900 initiative as a Gold Partner.

Peterborough 900 was launched in 2011 with the aim of improving Peterborough Cathedral and its facilities. The Cathedral will be celebrating its 900th year in style in 2018.

As suppliers of stone to the local area, our products have been used in many local and historical buildings across the East Midlands, so getting involved in Peterborough 900 made perfect sense. We are also a family run business that recognises the importance of improving local facilities for both current and future generations. For us the Peterborough 900 initiative is the perfect example of combining pride in our local history with the need to adapt and develop for the future.

One of our directors, George Wilson, commented “One of the most satisfying things about running a local business is that it allows us to support some fantastic initiatives and causes. Being able to play a hand in improving our local community and preserving a piece of local history for the future really does make the entire team at Stamford Stone proud and it has always been something that’s high on our priority list.”

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What is Peterborough 900?

Peterborough 900 is an initiative that is focused on maintaining and improving Peterborough Cathedral so that people can continue to enjoy it for years to come. This includes not only improving the fabric of the building but the facilities available for use by local businesses, educational establishments, and the arts.

The initiative was established with the aim of celebrating the Cathedral’s 900th year in 2018 through a series of improvements which started in 2011. These include a new sound system, the launch of educational opportunities for local and national students, and the introduction of a community music school.

The plans are ambitious but the initiative has received overwhelming support from local businesses and individuals.

You can find out more about Peterborough 900, its aims, what it has planned, and how to get involved by visiting their website.

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