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“If you’ve never been to Durham Cathedral, go there at once. Take my car. It’s wonderful.”


- author Bill Bryson

What fundraising achieves

Our fundraisers help us:

  • Be a haven for all to enjoy and experience.
  • Extend a welcome to all who come to celebrate and grow their faith.
  • Be a major visitor destination in Durham and the north east.
  • Provide wonderful learning and educational sources for children, young people and adults.
  • Look after amazing collections and make them accessible to audiences of all ages through Open Treasure.
  • Host world class exhibitions and special events throughout the year.


Fundraising Ideas

We really appreciate the efforts of our local community to raise money for the Cathedral. If this is something you'd be interested in doing, whether in your workplace, community group or just you, we would love to hear from you! 

Almost anything can be turned into a fundraising event, so the options are really as wide as your imagination!

  • Durham City Run - see right
  • Office quiz night
  • Sponsored walk
  • Bake sale/coffee morning
  • Sweepstakes
  • Sponsored pledges
  • Promise auctions



Have another fundraising idea?

Please get in contact! Simply call our Development Department on 0191 375 5256 or email


Durham City Run

Every year we have a limited number of charity places available for the 5km and 10km races.

When: July
Where: Durham City
Distance: 5K or 10K
Registration fee: free
Sponsorship target: £150

Want to run for Team Durham Cathedral?

That’s great! Please get in touch with Olivia Willmore at or call 0191 374 4079.

Once registered, we will send you information about how to set up your fundraising page.

Already have a place in the Durham City Run?

Congratulations! If you’d like to raise money for us, we would love to hear from you.