Purple4polio

Rotary's Purple4Polio campaign, "To plant a crocus and to end polio now"

The Bishops C of E Learning Academy School planted 10,000 purple crocuses in Trenance Gardens,

The Bishops C of E Learning Academy School Council and Green Ambassadors planted 10,000 purple crocuses in Trenance Gardens, in support of Rotary's Purple4Polio campaign, "To plant a crocus and to end polio now"

For over 30 years, Rotary has been working hard to rid the world of polio, a terrible isease that can kill or severely disable children.

Newquay Rotary Club has partnered with Newquay in Bloom to to plant the crocus corms in Trenance park, which will flower in February.

Dave Hobbs, Newquay Rotary President said "We are aiming to demonstrate how the humble crocus can symbolise a colourful splash of hope for a new beginning for children and how working together whilst having fun in the process can make a huge difference."

The purple crocus is a symbol of a Rotary's worldwide campaign to eradicate polio, with its colour representing the dye used to mark the finger of the child who had been immunised. It costs just £1 to immunise five children and protect them for life.

Photograph by Phil Bunt
By kind permission of the Newquay Voice

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