A new FreshLinc lorry has set out on a journey across the UK, decorated with images of Lincoln Cathedral and the iconic sculpture of the Lincoln Swineherd.
Food and retail service providers FreshLinc have provided the lorry in order to raise awareness of the Lincoln Cathedral north west turret restoration project.
The Dean and Chapter say the local farming community and the cathedral have been linked for centuries. They thank the wealth of farming trade for much of the initial construction of the site.
The story of the Swineherd is of a poor man who gave his life-savings towards the restoration of the Cathedral by St Hugh at the end of the twelfth century.
Lincoln Cathedral, which is said to be “at risk” by English Heritage, will loose its annual grant of £250,000 from the heritage charity.
The Dean of Lincoln, the Very Reverend Philip Buckler, said: “With no funding from other public bodies, we are on our own, or would be but for the generosity of companies such as FreshLinc and Lincolnshire Farmers, together with a growing body of other businesses and individuals who give their support in a whole variety of different ways.”
Lincolnshire farmers have been playing a big part in fundraising for the restoration project with popular events and event sculptures made of vegetables at the Lincoln Farmers Market.