"I will give my earnings from one days work to the Bletchley Park Trust but only if 20 other people will do the same."
— Nigel Metheringham
Deadline to sign up by: 16th September 2010
101 people signed up (81 over target)
Country: United Kingdom
Bletchley Park was the focus of the UKs wartime code breaking effort, and so the birthplace of modern computing. However in the intervening years the site has suffered from a lack of maintenance and is in a poor state.
The Bletchley Park Trust's mission is to transform Bletchley Park into the world-class education and heritage site it deserves to be reflecting the profound significance of its impact on WW2, the twentieth century and the way we all live today.
Although The National Lottery has offered another £1.5 million in badly-needed funding, this is conditional on the Bletchley Park Trust matching that amount - there is still about £1 million extra to raise in the next year and a bit.
All of us that work in IT or with computers owe our careers to Alan Turing, Tommy Flowers, and the thousands of others who went above and beyond the call of duty at Bletchley Park.
If we each donate our earnings from one day - the 16th of September - to the Bletchley Park Trust, we can make a real difference to their fund raising.
Further information on Bletchley Park can be found at:-
This pledge is based on a blog post from Jason Gorman - http://parlezuml.com/blog/?postid=877
Nigel Metheringham, the Pledge Creator, joined by: