[ubuntu-uk] Bletchley Park raising money to restore derelict buildings

Alan Bell alanbell at ubuntu.com
Sat Oct 22 21:09:04 UTC 2011

On 22/10/11 15:25, Bruno Girin wrote:
> Hi all,
> Bletchley Park are currently raising money [1]. From the page: "The 
> investment will enable the restoration of iconic Codebreaking Huts 1, 
> 3 and 6 and create a world-class visitor centre and exhibition in the 
> currently derelict Block C as soon as £1.7 million in match funding 
> has been raised."
a fine cause indeed
> A fund raising page has been created for that purpose by Jason Gorman 
> on JustGiving [2] so you can contribute there or directly on the 
> Bletchley Park web site. Another thought I had was: what about 
> creating a Ubuntu UK fund-raising page for that purpose? Is that a 
> silly idea?
a slightly silly idea in general, but actually not entirely silly in 
this specific situation :). With fundraising things in general it is 
best to have one official funding route, that makes it easier to see 
what money is being raised and ensure that it is going to the right 
place, and do stuff like gift aid tax reclaims and whatnot (which 
justgiving does seem to handle). Some giving sites may allow you to 
state your affiliation as you donate so the total for a team can be 
totted up, this is kind of cool and we could certainly do that. On 
closer inspection it seems we might be able to do something on the 
justgiving site though. Starting from the Bletchly page it seems you can 
create a subpage with all the money going direct to the main charity 
page http://www.justgiving.com/bletchleypark/Raisemoney

if you want to put together a page that would be great.


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