President, Sue Tupman, with Scamp and helpers, planting crocus bulbs last October.
Spring visitors to Lymms Spud Wood will find part of it bursting into action, creating a brilliant, purple landscape. Five thousand purple crocus bulbs will be coming into bloom in time for Rotarys Purple4Polio campaign.
Lymm Rotary Clubs President, Sue Tupman, said, Purple4Polio really does save lives. The colour purple is symbolic of the dye used to mark a little childs finger once they have been vaccinated against polio. She added, In 1985 Rotary launched its immunisation programme, Polio Plus. promising to rid the world of this dreadful disease. At that time the number of polio endemic countries was 125. Today that total is just 3, Nigeria, Afghanistan and Pakistan, with over 2.5 billion children having been vaccinated. The Purple4Polio is part of Rotarys push to eradicate polio for ever.
The Purple4Polio campaign is a partnership between Rotary in Great Britain and Ireland and the Royal Horticultural Society (RHS) which allows Rotary Clubs to join forces with the RHSs Community Bloom Groups and work to bring people together and transform public places to brighten up the local area and promote health and well-being by planting 6 million crocus corms.
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