End Polio Campaign 2018

Like many Rotary clubs around the UK, our club have marked World Polio Day this week by planting a further 5,000 crocus bulbs to add to the 25,000 we have planted over the past couple of years.

On the 24th October members of our club joined Saltram Rotary Club who had arranged for Smeaton's Tower to be lit up in purple to promote Rotary's efforts to raise awareness of the End Polio Campaign.

The following Saturday, members of our club, together with a few members of the Plymouth Albion Ladies Rugby team planted a further 5,000 crocus bulbs at North Cross Roundabout by Plymouth University.  Next February, these with the 25,000 we have previous planted should turn the grass bank purple.

The purple crocus represents the purple pinkie - the purple dyed little finger of children who get immunised agaianst polio on the immunisation days around the world.