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Thorn Academy of Light support Durham Cathedral’s 2020 Club

05 April 2019

Spennymoor based international lighting firm, Thorn Academy of Light, are supporting Durham Cathedral’s 2020 Club along with 30 other businesses from across the region. Thorn, part of the Zumtobel group, are contributing to Foundation 2020, Durham Cathedral’s campaign to create an endowment fund to ensure the annual repair and maintenance of the UNESCO World Heritage Site monument.

Ashleigh McKenna, Events Coordinator at Thorn Academy of Light, said: “We are proud to support Foundation 2020 and Durham Cathedral; as a prestigious work of art the Cathedral deserves the investment to maintain and enhance its presence. This programme is an example of realism in the business world, and at the same time provides protection for the heritage of the North East.”

All donations to Foundation 2020 are matched by the National Lottery Heritage Fund, who thanks to National Lottery players have committed £1 million of match-funding to the campaign.

Katie Dyer, Development Assistant at Durham Cathedral, said: “We are so grateful to Thorn Academy of Light for their support of our Foundation 2020 campaign, which will ensure that the Cathedral can be maintained and protected for future generations of visitors to enjoy.”

To find out more about how you can support Foundation 2020 as a business or individual visit, or contact Matthew Kirk on 0191 374 4055 or at