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200,000th brick placed on Chester Cathedral in Lego

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BBC Breakfast presenter, Louise Minchin had the honour of placing the 200,000th brick onto the ‘Chester Cathedral in Lego’ model recently.

Louise, a well-respected and well-known journalist, broadcaster and tv presenter, currently presents BBC Breakfast.

Louise was guest of honour at a dinner hosted by the Very Rev Dr Tim Stratford, dean of Chester.

Louise gave a speech about her career to date, her work at the BBC and her efforts as a triathlete for Team GB.

She also briefly touched on her work supporting mental health, to which the cathedral gave a donation.

The dean’s dinner was part of a series of events, including networking breakfasts, hosted by the dean across the year.

Whilst at the cathedral, Dr Stafford invited Louise and her husband David to place the 200,000th brick onto the replica, which she was delighted to do.

Dr Stafford commented: “We are thrilled that the Lego model has passed the 200,000 brick milestone, and that Louise was able to be part of that celebration.”

He added: “We are making fantastic progress with the model and visitors love to see the building taking shape; it’s thrilling to see the model starting to grow vertically now!

“We do have a good way to go and there are around 100,000 bricks up for grabs – so any purchase or donation will make a real difference.”

Members of the public can purchase their own tiny piece of history in the form of a Lego brick to be included in the model.

The Lego build project was created by the cathedral’s education and fundraising departments and the money raised from the selling of Lego bricks will go directly into a fund to support the Chester Cathedral Education Trust.

 

 

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