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Meg's Marathon for Major Repair Programme

Dean of Salisbury Cathedral, June Osbourne, Meg Goulding, London Marathon
Posted By : Amber Rawlings Monday 8th February 2016

Meg Goulding, the daughter of June Osborne our Dean, is currently training to complete the London Marathon this year in order to help us raise the final £1million to finish the Major Repair Programme of Salisbury Cathedral.


"On 26 April 2016, I will be running the London Marathon and raising funds to support the conservation of Salisbury Cathedral. The dedicated works team has been working on the repair and conservation of the Cathedral’s medieval stone and glass for 30 years and is due to be finished in the next couple of years. I very much want to see the Cathedral reach the finishing line of this magnificent project, ensuring that the beauty of the Cathedral remains for generations to come. Having lived under the spire of the Cathedral since I was 5 years old, I have got used to seeing scaffolding on different parts of the building. I so much look forward to seeing the work on this iconic church finished.


This is my first marathon, having started running only a year ago – a huge challenge! In the last year, I have run two half marathons, in Oxford and Hackney, London. But it feels a lot tougher training this time for the full length - and it is much darker and colder than before! It would bring me such enormous pleasure if you could support me as I run! I really appreciate all your support and thank you for any donations, large or small." says Meg.


Support Meg and help us raise donations towards the completion of the Major Repair Programme here.

Learn more about the Major Repair Programme here.

Read what our Works Department have been up to recently in our Clerk of Work's blog here.