District Governor David Pope leads the way at Abingdon
Rotarians in Abingdon
Abingdon, Abingdon Vesper and Abingdon Riverside Satellite group joined forces to raise awareness of the End Polio campaign in the town's Albert Park
Rotarians hard at work!
They were also joined by a Town Councillor who had suffered from polio as a child
10,000 corms planted in Albert Park
Looking forward to a great display in Spring
Oxford Isis Saturday planters
Making a head-start at brightening up the entrance to the JR Hospital in Headley Way, Oxford
Oxford Isis Sunday team
5,000 corms planted will give patients, staff and visitors arriving at the John Radcliffe Hospital a bright purple welcome this Spring
Burnham Beeches at Farnham Common
5,000 corms planted at the corner of Templewood Lane as President Mike plants the 5,000th!
Maidenhead Rotary Club
Ready for action at Oaken Grove Park
Burford & Kingham
Making sure drivers on the A40 get the message 'End Polio Now!'
Reading Maiden Erlegh
Pupils from Willow Bank Primary School Woodley enjoyed brightening up their local community
The RotaKids at the Pumphouse Project planted up scores of purple pots with crocus corms to be sold at The Country and Apple Day markets
Eynsham Rotary Club
The village will see swathes of purple in Spring as 10,000 corms were planted in partnership with the Parish Council and Bartholomew School
Students from Bartholomew School
Adding their botanical expertise and learning more about the need to to End Polio Now
Adding the finishing touches
Reminding everyone of the need to promote vaccination against Polio, nearly eradicated, but still hanging on as a killer disease
A sprightly young team from Witney
5,000 crocus corms were planted by Witney Rotarians and helpers by the Welch Way roundabout
Freya and Rupert helping Grandad
Always interesting things to do with Grandad! Glad we've had our Polio drops.
Signs at the ready to mark the spot
Creating awareness of the Purple4Polio campaign to rid the world of this crippling disease.
Crocus planting at QE Olympic Park
David Troup from Princes Risborough took his grandson to help
Wow! That's an awful lot of corms!
Just some of the 50,000 corms awaiting planting
Euan makes light work of his task
Several of our District clubs, keen to add to last Spring's Sea of Purple, planted more corms this year, ready to burst into bloom at the end of February 2018
Thanks to quality corms from Gee-Tee Bulb Company and some skilled planting, the excellent results from Rotary's Purple4Polio partnership with the RHS last year inspired yet more planting around the Thames Valley in October and November. In addition to planting in prominent places in their locality, some members joined RIBI President Denis Spiller, Purple4Polio Ambassadors and other Rotarians from all over the country to plant 50,000 purple crocus corms at the Queen Elizabeth Olympic Park on World Polio Day
to remind the world that we MUST End Polio Now! Failure is not an option - polio is just a plane-ride away and as long as even one child is infected, all children in the world are at risk.
Purple4Polio planting at the Queen Elizabeth Olympic Park on 24 October
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