Newton Aycliffe firm Stiller Warehousing and Distribution has helped to relocate a historic – and very heavy – stone from Durham Cathedral for a good cause.
One of the highest stones from Durham Cathedral’s tower now has a new home at Learning Curve Group (LCG) in Durham Gate, Spennymoor.
LCG successfully bid for the 150-year-old stone during the North East England Chamber of Commerce’s annual dinner in 2018, paying £6,500.
This amount was part of £75,000 raised at the NEECC last year, added by a further £154,000 raised at the 2019 dinner in September – totalling nearly £230,000 raised from the two NEECC dinners which will go towards the cathedral’s restoration.
The painstaking job of transporting and installing the stone safely at its new home at the entrance of LCG’s Durham Gate office was undertaken by Aycliffe-based Stiller, who offered to deliver the stone free of charge at the event and carried out their promise.
Stiller’s business development manager Thomas Prentice is pictured above (far left) delivering the stone to LCG’s premises.