End Polio Now - Crocus Planting, October 2016

On Wednesday 12 October a team of 6th Form Students from Goodwin Academy, assisted by Deal Rotarians, planted 2500 purple crocus corms adjacent to the community garden at Sandown Castle, Deal.

The purple crocus represents the dye put on to the little finger of children who have received polio immunisation, under Rotary Foundation's banner 'End Polio Now'  in countries where polio is still present (Pakistan, Afghanistan and more recently in Nigeria)

The 2500 crocus corms will bloom in late February and will provide a colourful purple display, hopefully around Rotary Day on 23 February - reminding us all of the ongoing role Rotary plays in helping to rid the world of the scourge of Polio. 

Deal Rotarians Patrick Brown, Dave Lister and Liz Lister (Deal Inner Wheel) taking a well earned rest during the planting session

In addition to the planting at Sandown Castle, the Club also asisted with the planting of another 2500 corms at St Andrew's Church, Deal earlier this month. All 5000 corms were provided by Rotary Club of Deal. Liaison with both St Andrew's Church and with Goodwin Academy was arranged by Rotarian Marlene Burnham