Planting to highlight polio

PUBLISHED: 15:00 13 October 2010

Rotary and Inner Wheel club members planting in Clevedon

Rotary and Inner Wheel club members planting in Clevedon

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THOUSANDS of crocus flowers have been planted on a prominent roundabout in Clevedon to raise awareness of a global campaign.

THOUSANDS of crocus flowers have been planted on a prominent roundabout in Clevedon to raise awareness of a global campaign.

Members of the town’s two rotary clubs along with those from the Inner Wheel Club of Clevedon, have put in 5,000 crocus corms on the roundabout leading to the M5.

The purple flowers are being planted all over the UK to publicise efforts to eradicate polio across the world.

It is hoped the show the flowers will create in spring will help draw awareness to this, as well as providing a welcome sight when entering Clevedon.

This is the second year of a three-year programme to raise more than £150million needed to complete the worldwide eradication of the disease.

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