Purple4Polio Xmas 2018

The Rotary Club of Thornhill and District made their presence known @ Drumlanrig Xmas Fare and Thornhill Late Night Shopping




The Rotary Club of Thornhill and District made their presence known @ Drumlanrig Xmas Fare and Thornhill Late Night Shopping

Members of the club where out in force at the recent Drumlanrig Xmas Fare and Thornhill's Late Night Shopping to collect for a very worthy cause "Purple4Polio" and in total we managed to raise £269.59

We as Rotarian's are very lucky as every £1.00 raised by Rotary is matched 2:1 by each of Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation - so that our collection of £269.59 will become £808.77

Without full funding and political commitment, this paralysing disease could return to previously polio-free countries, putting children everywhere at risk, including the UK.

For a donation of £1.00 Rotary will be able to meet the cost of at least two doses of polio vaccine for young children who are at risk in the three remaining countries where the crippling and potentially deadly disease is still endemic. We may take vaccination against polio for granted, but there are still people here who were unlucky enough to catch this paralysing  disease in the 1940s and '50s, before a vaccine became readily available, and continue to this day to cope with their disabilities.



A.S. 05-12-2018

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