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Notre Dame donors 'yet to cough up'.

Byline: THOMAS ADAMSON

BILLIONAIRE French donors who promised hundreds of millions of pounds to rebuild Notre Dame have not yet paid a penny toward its restoration, officials say.

Instead, it has been mainly US citizens, through the Friends of Notre Dame, who have footed the bills and paid salaries for up to 150 workers employed since the April 15 fire that devastated the Paris cathedral's roof and caused its famous spire to collapse.

The foundation is set to hand over the first payment of PS3.2million for Notre Dame's reconstruction.

But Andre Finot, senior press official at Notre Dame, said: "The big donors haven't paid. Not a cent. They want to know what exactly their money is being spent on."

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