"Bits of the cathedral are falling down," said Chris McWilliams, a cathedral spokesman. A global campaign to raise the UK£50 million needed to make repairs has so far only brought in slightly over UK£9 million. Officials of the church are also hoping for a grant from the Heritage Lottery Fund. "There are very urgent structural issues. It is in serious jeopardy. We have to act quickly if we don't want to have a ruin there," McWilliams added.