Have you ever wondered what it would be like to become a LEGO volunteer? With over 40,000 LEGO bricks placed so far, the work of the volunteers is instrumental to the success of this wonderful achievement. We owe them a huge thanks!
In this exclusive interview, we’re delighted to share some insights from one of our dedicated volunteers, Valerie, who has been a volunteer in our legendary LEGO project for over two years. She's a huge inspiration!
What attracted you to volunteer at this Cathedral?
My family and I worship regularly at the cathedral and I also volunteer in the shop so this was another thing that I could do to help support.
What is the most rewarding part of your job?
Meeting people from all over the country and all over the world and being able to talk to them about what we’re doing. I also really enjoy listening to stories from where they come from.
What do you think of the Limited Edition LEGO Kits?
I really like the Large Cathedral LEGO Kit because that represents our Cathedral and once it is built you can see the detail. Click here to purchase one!
Most important moment within the build?
The most exciting bit was when we started to build upwards because the floor took us nearly a year to complete. So the first pivotal moment was the raising of the wall and now actually being able to do the pillars and just adding some more detail to the build.
It’s a lovely project to work on and we can’t wait to put in the stained glass windows. That would be fantastic as it would add colour to the walls.
Thank you for this interview Valerie, it was a pleasure to meet you!
And if this interview has inspired you then why not pop in and say hi to the team at our LEGO build inside the Cathedral, where we've a whole host of volunteers who can tell you about the history of the Cathedral and while you're there, why not place a LEGO brick on our replica model too?
Volunteering with our project has many benefits, meeting new people, engaging with our visitors, learning new skills, something unique for your CV and many more! To find out more click here or call 01284 748730.