Purple4Polio is RotaryGBI's campaign to publicise polio eradication

With eradication now closer than ever, Rotary International in Great Britain and Ireland’s latest campaign, Purple4Polio, is designed to unite communities to engage in activities as part of the final push to eradicate polio for good. Purple4Polio aims to plant purple crocus corms all over the UK to raise awareness of the eradication campaign.

For information on crocus buttonholes, please go to the Crocus Buttonholes page.

Crocus corms will be available again this year. Click here for the order form. Orders are requested as soon as possible, although orders will be acceped util 31 July. The completed order form, together with payment or evidence of payment, should be sent to Janet Lowe, District End Polio Now Co-ordinator.

Click here for a briefing sheet for Rotarians

Click here for a FAQ Fact Sheet about the corms

Click here to go to the RIBI web page with more information (login required)


Rotary GBI has a full set of web pages about the Purple4Polio campaign.
Click here for a link to the public facing information about Purple4Polio.  As much as possible is in the public facing area as many of our activities can involve and can be of interest to the public.

Click here for a Fact Sheet about Purple4Polio and progress towards our goal of eradication.

Here is a link to information about Purple4Polio in the members only area of the RIBI website.  Internal nformation relevant to Rotarians only is in this area. You will need to login to get to this page. It has a lot of resiources, leaflets, posters etc that you may find useful in publicising your crocus plantings


Purple4Polio Rotary Grand Tour
The team putting this together are working very hard to make this a travelling spectacle to raise awareness and funds across RIBI.  Further information is now available  about checkpoints, and how clubs and districts can get involved. Click here to see the checkpoints. There are thee in Scotland. Please register to take part in the rally itself.  You can cover as little or as much of RIBI as you choose.

In our own District, the Rotary Club of Huntly is offering Purple Ice Cream as a fund raising idea.

Click here to find out more






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