Investing in the Cathedral’s future, brick by brick

Investing in the Cathedral’s future, brick by brick

Rathbone Investment Management have made a significant contribution to one of the city’s biggest LEGO® models as part of their sponsorship of Exeter Cathedral’s Big LEGO Build.

The Build is a major fundraising project to build a scale model of the Cathedral from 300,000 LEGO bricks, using a design by certified LEGO builders Bright Bricks. Visitors to the Cathedral are being encouraged to get involved, and for every £1 donated a brick can be added to the model.

Staff from the firm’s central Exeter office built a LEGO “flying buttress” earlier this year under the watchful eye of the project lead Gayle Spalding. The module (which replicates one of the medieval structures added to Exeter Cathedral during between 1270 and c. 1350) was placed on the main model during a visit earlier this week. 

Simon Foster, Investment Director at Rathbones, was on hand to help put the final pieces in place. He said:

“Rathbones are delighted to continue our ongoing support of Exeter Cathedral by sponsoring the Big LEGO build. It’s such a fantastic project which attracts both the local community and visitors to the Cathedral.”

The rebuilding of the Cathedral from LEGO bricks is an ambitious project to generate vital income to care for the historic building and engage a broad range of audiences. Paul Courtney, Development Director at Exeter Cathedral, said:

“The Big LEGO Build has already been popular with visitors of all ages since launching earlier this year. We’re delighted that Rathbones have been with the project from the very beginning and have now been able to add a section of the model that has been built by members of their team”

Exeter businesses and members of the public can find out more about the project from or on the Cathedral’s social media channels.

Earlier this month it was announced that national law firm Ashfords LLP have joined Rathbones as another one of the project’s headline sponsors.

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