Richard III burial timetable and appeal for funds

As the reburial of King Richard III approaches, the city of Leicester, England and Leicester Cathedral prepare for the festivities by calling on the locals to help with fundraising. The diocese has raised only UK£1.9m of the £2.5m cost of the celebration.

"This is Leicester and Leicestershire's story and the eyes of the world will be on us next March and we want everyone in this community to say 'I am a part of that'," said Rev Pete Hobson, acting Canon Missioner of Leicester Cathedral.

The BBC article also includes a timetable of events leading up to the burial.