Planting Crocuses to highlight Polio Plus

The planting team at The Friarage Hospital - November 2016

In the autumn of 2016, the Club is planting crocuses as part of a national campaign to highlight Rotary's polio eradication programme.

The Club has completed it's programme of planting purple crocuses to raise awareness of the international Rotary effort to eradicate Polio - and to bring a bit of colour to the town! Across the country Rotary Clubs have set a target of planting 5 million crocus bulbs for spring 2017 and this target looks set to be exceeded.  In Northallerton our Club is planting at the entrance to the Friarage Hospital, including beds in the Zetland House garden, and at the Oak Tree Roundabout at the end of Leas Lane.  In all we have planted approximately 10,000 corms towards the target. The first group of hardy planters is pictured at the Friarage site planting session. We look forward to updating our page next spring when the flowers emerge.


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