Flowers for Turing

2016 turing statue

 

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Alan Turing, the pioneering Computer Scientist and World War II codebreaker, has a statue in Sackville park in Manchester. On 23rd June each year, we surround it with flowers in his memory.

This started in 2013, like many things, as a small gesture, became oddly popular, and has grown to be a modest charity event raising over £400 in 2014 and over £650 in 2015.  In 2016 we started to really gain traction and raised £1,850.14 for the charity Special Effect. 

We’d love for people to get involved in 2016.  The donation page is here.

 

If you’d like to know where the money goes – here’s a handy video from Special Effect.