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16,000 purple crocus corms are planted on the Langford Lane roundabout in Kidlington.

16,000 purple crocus corms were planted  on the Langford Lane roundabout in Kidlington.

The purple crocus is a symbol of Rotary’s 30 year worldwide campaign to eradicate polio, with its colour representing the purple dye used to mark the finger of a child who has been immunised.

Purple4Polio, is designed to unite communities to engage in activities as part of the final push to eradicate polio for good.

One strand of the Purple4Polio campaign is an exciting partnership between Rotary International in Great Britain and Ireland and the Royal Horticultural Society (RHS) to plant 6 million purple crocus corms nationwide.

For over 30 years, Rotary and its members have been committed to fighting to eradicate polio across the world. The amount of polio-endemic countries has dropped from 125 to just two, with over 2.5 billion children receiving vaccinations thanks to the help of Rotary.