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The 2011 Appeal is to prevent children from being crippled or killed by Polio
Luxury Christmas pudding with plump vine fruits, juicy glacé cherries and walnuts, laced with brandy, rum and port
The 2011 Appeal is to prevent children from being crippled or killed by Polio (it kills one in 20 under-fives). Polio is still endemic in India, Nigeria, Pakistan and Afghanistan - now the main focus of the Global Polio Eradication Initiative (GPEI), which Rotary International joined as a spearheading partner in 1988 when polio was paralysing more than 1,000 children daily. More than 2.5 billion children in over 120 countries have since been protected. The GPEI – the world’s largest public health programme - has prevented 250,000 deaths and five million cases of paralysis. See Piper and THE END OF POLIO.
Rotary now needs to raise US$200 million by 2012 for End Polio Now to match $355 million from the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation. They are currently $15 million short. By buying a 2011 Pudding - the same 2lb. Luxury Pudding as last year - still at £10 and suitable for vegetarians - you can support this historic final push to eradicate polio; the doses of vaccine to protect a child for life cost about 40p-50p.
The puddings are made by Avana Bakeries, part of the Premier Food Group Plc.