Planting Purple for Polio at Rhuddlan Library

As part of Rotary’s International effort to eradicate polio worldwide, Rotarians and friends spent this weekend planting purple crocuses.

As part of Rotary’s International effort to eradicate polio worldwide, Rotarians and friends spent this weekend planting purple crocuses.

Purple is the symbol chosen to mark the eradication effort being
waged against this dreadful disease. The funds raised from the purchase of the bulbs will go towards the administration of vaccines against polio and the purple crocus flowers will be a sign for everyone to enjoy into the future....

So far this year there have been only 12 cases of polio worldwide. This result has been achieved as a result of Rotarians funding universal vaccination since 1988 and thus
reducing the areas in which infection occurs until now it is limited to remote areas on the Pakistan Afghanistan border. The fight continues with hopefully a victory in sight. Although the Rotary Club of St Asaph provided the bulbs, representatives of the County Council, Town Council, Rhuddlan in Bloom, Rhuddlan Allotment Group and the Mayor assisted the Rotarians at the planting site.

The Rotary Club is grateful to the Library and Rhuddlan Town Council for giving permission to provide this colourful addition

Planting Rotary Purple Crocuses at Rhuddlan Library

Main Pic From left to right:

Andrew Smith (Mayor of Rhuddlan), Mick Kermode (Rhuddlan Council), Jon Cheshire (Rhuddlan Council), Geraint Williams (Afon Elwy Environment Group), Arwel Roberts (Denbighshire and Rhuddlan Councils), Judy Jones (Rhuddlan Community Group) Rotarian Gareth Rowlands (Rhuddlan Council), Anne Davies (Denbighshire and Rhuddlan Councils, Rotarian Tom Yuille (President, St Asaph Rotary), Steve Jones (Rhuddlan Allotment Group), Rotarian Chris Smith and Rotarian Dafydd Davies.

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