2010 Thanks for Life visits to Schools




As part of the Rotary "END POLIO NOW" campaign we decided to do some promotional visits to local schools. It was agreed that they would not be focused on raising money. Our President Mick was an ex-headteacher and was aware of the problems that arose from regular requests for his school to raise money for charities. Instead our prime aim was to provide school children with the knowledge about polio and to raise the public awareness of Rotary.

In the end the children of Bernard Gilpin Primary School were so moved by the plight of polio victims that the school council volunteered to make a contribution. (In 2010 any money raised was doubled by the generosity of the Bill Gates Foundation who were committed to helping Rotary raise