Action This Day
Released : Feb 28, 2006
When Churchill’s top codebreakers wrote to him, in 1941, starved of resources to do their essential work, the Prime Minister ordered, ‘Action this day!’
WHERE YOUR HELP IS MOST NEEDED NOW:-
PHILANTHROPIST SIDNEY E FRANK’S FOUNDATION CHAMPIONS ALAN TURING AT BLETCHLEY PARK WITH A £500,000 MATCHED FUNDING DONATION FOR A NEW EDUCATIONAL BUILDING
Alan Turing, the inspirational mathematician at the heart of Bletchley Park’s WW2 codebreaking successes is to be honoured by the late American billionaire Sidney E Frank’s Foundation. Mr Frank was probably best known in the UK for the campaign to raise awareness of RJ Mitchell, recently commemorated by a national exhibition in London. Like Alan Turing, Mitchell did not receive the public acclaim that historians and experts believe he deserved.
Before he died in January 2006 Mr. Frank had decided to champion Alan Turing’s memory and work through the education and exhibition programmes initiated by Bletchley Park Trust. Among the plans is a new wing to our National Codes Centre’s Block B, right at the new entrance to the Park. The building will be a Centre with many exciting features.
BUT BEFORE IT CAN BE COMMENCED WE NEED YOUR HELP TO MATCH FUND THE FRANK FOUNDATION’S £500,000 (WE HAVE SO FAR RAISED £134,000 SINCE OCTOBER 2005)
Bletchley Park is not publicly funded (though we have had government grants for capital projects).
The Bletchley Park Trust alone is responsible for restoring, developing and investing in the historic site as a whole.
Now you can continue Churchill’s decisive support and help Bletchley Park Trust keep Bletchley Park alive:
• Your visit counts. Without your active support, the future is uncertain. All revenue and grants received go towards maintaining The Park and developing it in a way that is meaningful for future generations. We regularly introduce new exhibits and events so do come soon.
• Join our Friends. Telephone for an application form or contact us via the website. Bletchley Park Friends receive newsletters, special offers and advance information.
• Donations are always acknowledged and always welcome. Bletchley Park Trust is a Registered charity no. 1012743.
• Planning for the Future - whatever the gift, a legacy will help preserve this living legend.
Together with other fundraising, legacies underpin Bletchley Park’s educational programmes for people of all interests and ages, particularly children