Purple4Polio the results!
Sandy Morrison and his Purple4Polio team celebrate a successful weekend!
Purple4Polio was a great success in Clitheroe due to the generosity and support of the local community and school children who donated a total of almost £700 with more to come!
Sandy Morrison, representing the Rotary Clubs of Clitheroe and Ribblesdale said 'the response to our Iron Lung display on Clitheroe Market and during visits to local High Schools was tremendous. As usual the people of Ribble Valley supported Rotary with their hard earned cash. We have raised almost £700 with more to come. This will be multiplied by three by the Gates Foundation, which means we will have around £2,100 to spend on 10,500 doses of polio vaccine. If that vaccine was used locally, we could immunise all the children of Clitheroe and beyond into the Ribble Valley. We were also supported by local GP's Dr Lucy Astle and Dr Vanessa Warren, from The Pendleside Medical Practice, Clitheroe. Lucy and Vanessa came along to help answer questions from the public regarding polio.
Thank you to all who came along and made a donation.'