Chamber annual dinner set to support Durham Cathedral

Author - Jasmin Brown

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The North East’s largest and most prestigious dinner with 800 guests coming from all over the world, will be held in Durham Cathedral on Thursday, 22 September 2022.

North East England Chamber of Commerce’s Annual Dinner helps to raise money for the Cathedral and with previous events has contributed £250k to its fundraising to protect the building for future generations.

John McCabe, chief executive, North East England Chamber of Commerce said: “We are delighted to be able to join so many members of our region’s business community in the magnificent Durham Cathedral once again, after two year’s pause due to the pandemic. This will be our third year and it’s the highlight of our Chamber events calendar. It’s also particularly important to us all that we’re able to support the Cathedral’s work with our fundraising through tickets and sponsorship.”

Cannon Michael Everitt said: “We’re delighted to host the North East England Chamber of Commerce Annual Dinner once again. It is a very special evening in which the cathedral is transformed for the event – it’s an important event in our calendar, one that we are excited to welcome back after two years. We’re ever grateful to the Chamber and its guests for the funds it has raised over the years. As well as enabling us to carry out the cathedral’s core mission, these donations have supported vital conservation work, helped to improve our visitor experience and will enable us to welcome generations to come.”

Guest speaker at the evening will be TV host and Teesside-born Steph McGovern. Previous speakers have been George Clarke, the well-known architect from Washington and Sir Tim Lawrence, chair, English Heritage Trust who studied at Durham Cathedral.

The Chamber Annual Dinner is sponsored by Gateshead College, Durham University, Business Durham and Pulsant.

There are limited places available and for further information please contact [email protected]

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