Rotary club mark World Polio Day

PUBLISHED: 14:00 29 October 2018

The rotary club has been busy planting purple flowers for World Polio Day. Picture: Rotary Club of Clevedon Yeo

The rotary club has been busy planting purple flowers for World Polio Day. Picture: Rotary Club of Clevedon Yeo

Rotary Club of Clevedon Yeo

Clevedon will be ablaze with colour next spring as a result of the hard work of its rotary club.

The rotary club has been busy planting purple flowers for World Polio Day. Picture: Rotary Club of Clevedon YeoThe rotary club has been busy planting purple flowers for World Polio Day. Picture: Rotary Club of Clevedon Yeo

The Rotary Club of Clevedon Yeo continued its efforts from last autumn, where members planted 5,000 purple crocus bulbs, in preparation for next year.

Clubs around the country have joined in to support World Polio Day today (Wednesday).

Club president Tony Carrington said: “The purple crocus has become a symbol of rotary’s fight to end polio, as the colour purple represents the colour of the dye placed on a child’s finger to show they have been immunised against the disease.

“Across the country almost 2.5 million purple crocuses will be planted around World Polio Day, adding to the millions planted in recent years, which will bloom into a carpet of purple next spring.”

The rotary club has been busy planting purple flowers for World Polio Day. Picture: Rotary Club of Clevedon YeoThe rotary club has been busy planting purple flowers for World Polio Day. Picture: Rotary Club of Clevedon Yeo

Incidents of polio have plummeted by more than 99.99 per cent.

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