Thousands of flowers planted in Clevedon to brighten town

PUBLISHED: 14:00 24 October 2019

Tony Carrington (right) with fellow club member John on Clevedon seafront during the planting. Picture: Clevedon Yeo Rotary Club

Tony Carrington (right) with fellow club member John on Clevedon seafront during the planting. Picture: Clevedon Yeo Rotary Club

Clevedon Yeo Rotary Club

Thousands of crocuses have been planted in Clevedon to mark World Polio Day.

Clevedon Yeo Rotary Club volunteers have in recent weeks been working hard to plant 4,000 bulbs, which should provide a colourful display in the town in the spring.

President Tony Carrington said "The purple crocus represents the efforts of the Rotary community around the world together with the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation to eradicate this terrible disease.

"We are fortunate in this country to have fantastic immunisation procedures but others are less fortunate than ourselves.

"The purple colour represents the mark that those children who receive the vaccine have placed on their finger to indicate their participation in the project.

"This is yet another example of Rotary helping others, wherever they are, but also bringing a reminder of those initiatives to our town."

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