Screening of Breathe at Rheged Centre
Sun 20th May 2018 at 10.00 - 17.00
Screening of Breathe at Rheged Centre 20th May 2018
SHOWING OF CRITICALLY ACCLAIMED FILM ‘BREATHE
SUNDAY 20th MAY - 2.30pm AT RHEGED CENTRE
To support Rotary’s ongoing campaign to eradicate polio from the world Penrith Rotary, in association with the Rheged Centre, Penrith, will be screening the critically acclaimed film 'Breathe' at 2.30pm on 20th May 2018 Tickets available on line at www.rheged.com or box office 01768868000. All money raised from the showing will be increased two fold by the Bill and Melinda Gates (Microsoft) Foundation and used in the final push to eradicate polio.
For some 30 years Rotary has worked with the World Health Organisation UNICEF, other agencies, governments and the Gates Foundation, to eradicate polio. Over 2.5 billion children have been immunised and from some 350,000 cases a year in 125 countries there are now only 3 polio endemic countries, Pakistan, Afghanistan and Nigeria, which in 2017 experienced in total 22 cases of polio. As at 10th April this year only 7 cases have occurred. Whereas we are so close to eradication over 2 billion doses of polio vaccine still need to be administered each and every year in over 60 countries. Until the world has no cases for 3 years, and total eradication certified, all countries remain at risk,including the UK – polio is just a plane ride away.