Purple for Polio -shows its colours

Fri 1st March 2019 at 08.00 - 08.00

Preparations for adding the message of "Purple for Polio" to the emerging flowers around Brigg

A Big Thankyou from The Rotary Club of Brigg

Our Purple4Polio campaign has really been successful due to the generosity of our local Brigg and village Councils , businesses and the people of Brigg and surrounding areas. We sold 22,000 crocus corms and were able to raise £2,340 which all has gone to buy polio vaccinations. It is important to recognise your generosity and hard work as the purple crocuses begin to flower on the verges and grass areas around our area. We also say how grateful we are to Brigg ATC, Brigg Leaders, Scouts, cubs, St Marys, Brigg Methodist Church, local families, Brigg in Bloom, and friends  who helped plant them on a very wet October Saturday morning alongside Brigg Rotarians. The following are those who made it possible:

The Councils of Brigg, Kirton, Elsham, Whitton,  Hibaldstowe, Worlaby, Saxby, Bank Hairdressing, Lovelle Estate Agency, Dents our local NISA shop, Riverside Surgery, Brigg Primary, Brigg Town Business Partnership, Deli Diner, Liam Liddy Developments, t Mary's Church, Brigg Methodist Church, China Garden, A & S Carpets, Peacock & Binnington, Brigg Angels WI, Memorial Garage, Lincolnshire Garage, Wallheads Men's Outfitters and TESCOs. There were so many individual people who bought and planted them too.

We are so close to eradicating polio in the world. As of this month there are only 47 cases world wide but we need to keep on vaccinating for, at least, three years and in that time there are no more cases to say we have finally stopped polio in the world. We are so close and we hope that you will help continue our work to do this. 

The crocuses are purple because when we vaccinate the children we dip their finger into a purple dye. Before we leave the village we get all of the children together and ask them to wave at us so that we can see who we have missed!