Purple4Polio is RotaryGBI's campaign to publicise polio eradication

For information on crocus buttonholes, please go to the Crocus Buttonholes page.

The  Village Inn, Pitlessie, lit up by the Rotary Club of Howe of Fife. (Photo courtesy of Colin Nichol


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. Purple4Polio aims to plant purple crocus corms all over the UK to raise awareness of the eradication campaign. In 2016-17, 7 million corms were planted.

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.

Rotary GBI has a full set of web pages about the Purple4Polio campaign.
Click here for a link to the public facing information about Purple4Polio.  As much as possible is in the public facing area as many of our activities can involve and can be of interest to the public.

Click here for a Fact Sheet about Purple4Polio and progress towards our goal of eradication.

Here is a link to information about Purple4Polio in the members only area of the RIBI website.  Internal nformation relevant to Rotarians only is in this area. You will need to login to get to this page. It has a lot of resiources, leaflets, posters etc that you may find useful in publicising your crocus plantings

Purple4Polio Rotary Grand Tour
The team putting this together are working very hard to make this a travelling spectacle to raise awareness and funds across RIBI.  Further information will be available shortly about checkpoints, finishing party etc. and how clubs and districts can get involved.  In the meantime please register to take part in the rally itself.  You can cover as little or as much of RIBI as you choose.

In our own District, the Rotary Club of Huntly is offering Purple Ice Cream as a fund raising idea.

Click here to find out more

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