To mark World Polio Day our Club held a special lunch on 22nd October at which we put on show 2 Iron Lungs and also unveiled the football strips which the Ellan Vannin team will wear endorsing the End Polio campaign. Two iconic buildings were lit purple.
Douglas Primary School, Scoill yn Jubilee raised funds for End Polio by holding a cake sale and Dress Purple Day. Thanks to the hard work of the cake bakers and the enthusiasm of the staff, pupils and their families £890 was raised - fantastic.
Following the granting of matching funding from the IOM Government Overseas Aid Committee, a Press Release has been issued to local media. The Press Release can be seen under 'News' on manx.net and hopefully will appear in the newspapers and on radio.
For 2011 Douglas Rotary Club is focusing on getting our message into the local Secondary Schools and the IOM College, including KWC & Buchan. During February 6,000 school children will hear about Rotary's campaign to End Polio Now.
Club members (together with some additional family members) made collections in the Strand Shopping Centre and outside Shoprite/Iceland in Market Street from 9.00 am until 4.00 pm as part of End Polio Day. A total of £400 was collected - a great effort!