Rotary crocuses at St Michaels Churchyard

Mon 27th February 2017 - Fri 17th March 2017

Come and see the crocus display as they start to emerge at St Michaels Churchyard, Melksham.

In October 2016, a team of willing volunteers helped plant 5,000 crocus corms at St Michaels Churchyard, organised by Mayor Terri Welch. 

The display forms a cross down either side of the path and across.  Each day more blooms emerge to present a magnificent display.

The crocuses are to celebrate Purple4Polio, a Rotary charity that immunises against Polio, each child receives a purple dot on their little finger so that they don't get a second dose.

For over 30 years, Rotary and its members have been committed to fighting to eradicate polio across the world. The amount of polio-endemic countries has dropped from 125 to just three, with over 2.5 billion children receiving vaccinations thanks to the help of Rotary.

With eradication now closer than ever, Rotary International in Great Britain and Ireland’s latest campaign, Purple4Polio, is designed to unite communities to engage in activities as part of the final push to eradicate polio for good.

The campaign ties in with the 100 year anniversary of The Rotary Foundation, Rotary’s own and only charity, which has played a key role in making polio eradication become close to a reality, along with hundreds of other projects both in Great Britain and Ireland and overseas.