Purple4Polio, Crocus Planting

Sat 15th October 2016 at 10.00 - 12.00

Rotarians and friends will be planting scores of Crocus bulbs on two sites in Witney and a third site in Carterton to celebrate the centenary of Rotary Foundation, Rotary's own Charity.

 As part of the celebrations of this anniversary, a major initiative is being launched to publicise our flagship programme “End Polio Now”, to ensure that we gain maximum publicity for the Rotary campaign raising money to get us over the line and finally eradicate this terrible disease.

Why paint the town Purple? Purple is the coloured dye used to mark the Children's little finger during a mass vacination day to show which each child has already receivd it's vaccine. It's vital that none slip through the net.

Witney Rotarians will be out on the 15th October on a grand Crocus Bulb planting excercise on three sites, details of the venues to be announced.

Rotary Clubs across the Thames Valley District will be planting over 315,000 bulbs aiming to to paint the area purple in springtime as an act of celebration.

Rotary in Britain and Ireland has launched “Purple4Polio” and has set up a new partnership between Rotary and the Royal Horticultural Society for the latest crocus planting campaign, with the national target of planting 5 million crocus bulbs in time for Spring 2017.