Newspaper article Manchester Evening News

Alan Dons Double Denim to Show Fundraiser Support

Newspaper article Manchester Evening News

Alan Dons Double Denim to Show Fundraiser Support

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HE was known for his sharp mind rather than his sense of style, but Manchester's statue of Alan Turing has been dressed in double denim to support sufferers of genetic disorders.

The statue of computer scientist and code-cracker Turing, who attended Victoria University of Manchester, has been dressed in an outfit designed by Manchester Metropolitan University's Rebecca Carrington, young designer of the year 2015, to encourage people to wear as much denim as possible for tomorrow's Jeans for Genes Day to raise funds for charity Genetic Disorders UK.

One of those who has benefitted from the charity is Sophia Crossley, eight, who was born with a skeletal disorder so rare there are less than 30 cases documented worldwide.

Sophia, who has Myhre Syndrome, weighed less than a bag of sugar when she was born and had surgery to connect her stomach to her bowel aged just five days. …

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