Aspin’s Rock Stars help Rotary’s End Polio campaign

Pupils at Aspin Park Academy dressed up as Rock Stars on a non-uniform day to raise money for Children in Need and Rotary’s End Polio campaign.

Photograph shows: Knaresborough Rotary Club President Mike Dixon receives a cheque for £204.49 towards Rotary’s End Polio from pupils at Aspin Park Academy

Aspin’s Rock Stars help Rotary’s End Polio campaign

Pupils at Aspin Park Academy dressed up as Rock Stars on a non-uniform day to raise money for Children in Need and Rotary’s End Polio campaign.

At a school assembly recently, President Mike Dixon from Knaresborough Rotary Club was presented with a cheque for £204.49 which, thanks to the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation, will be worth a staggering £613.47 to the End Polio campaign.

This follows on from a day last month when all pupils at the school planted purple crocuses in the school grounds supervised by Knaresborough Rotarians. The crocuses being a reminder of the purple dye used to mark the left little finger, the ‘purple pinkie’, of children given the Polio vaccine by immunisation teams. So far this year, (11th December) there have only been 29 cases of Polio worldwide and those are in Afghanistan and Pakistan where Polio is still endemic.

Photograph shows: Knaresborough Rotary Club President Mike Dixon receives a cheque for £204.49 towards Rotary’s End Polio from pupils at Aspin Park Academy