Polio Eradication

Rotary International are "this close" to eradicating polio worldwide. We are proud of our efforts to help raise awareness and funds for this important cause.

Our Club is lucky enough to have Hampton Court Palace on our 'patch' and when one of our members said he had a contact on the gardening staff… there could only be one destination for the 5000 crocuses we purchased to promote the final effort to eradicate polio from the world.

It's down to just a handful of cases in 2 or 3 countries. Even one, though, is too many and the disease could return. For every 1 £ $ or € we raise, the Bill Gates Foundation puts in 2. Why Crocuses? well when children are immunised they get a finger painted with purple die, almost exactly the colour of the deep purple crocuses!