Purple4Polio is RotaryGBI's new campaign to publicise polio eradication

For information on purple jam delivery, please go to the Purple Jam page.

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

www.colinjmnicol.co.uk)


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.

Crocus corms will again be available for planting in Autumn 2017. The closing date for orders is 31st July 2017. Each District makes one order, so Clubs must order from District 1010.

Click here for the order form. Please send it to Janet Lowe.


RIBI is again advertsing the crocus corms to Bloom Groups, through the Royal Horticultural Society. Clubs may find RHS Groups approaching you to ask for partnership. It is up to Clubs as to how you respond.

Rotary GBI has a full set of web pages about the Purple4Polio campaign. Click here to go to the main page.

Here is a link to a page with a menu of ideas for how you can get involved with Purple4Polio.

As part of the Purple4Polio campaign, and the partnership with the Royal Horticultural Society (RHS) to plant crocus corms, Rotary has produced materials for Rotary clubs, RHS community-based Bloom Groups and other participating organisations and members of the public to use.

Click here to go to the resources page.

Click here for a link to the RIBI Foundation Newsletter - Purple4Polio Supplement


PHOTOGRAPHY COMPETITIONS
The Gee Tee Bulb Company have donated all the prizes for both our photography competitions! The winners will receive vouchers to use on whatever they choose on the Gee Tee Bulb Company website.

Click here for the entry form, competition criteria and the Terms and Conditions. Closing date is 30th April.

Competition 1 - Community Planting - The Rotary Prize

1st Prize - 400GBP value

2nd Prize - 200GBP value

3rd Prize - 100GBP value

Judging by RotaryGBI President Eve Conway, Frank Tee from Gee Tee Bulb Company and the Rotary Support Centre’s Creative Designer Martin Tandy.

Competition 2 - Flowering - The Floral Guernsey Prize

1st Prize - 400GBP value

2nd Prize - 200GBP value

3rd Prize - 100GBP value

Judging by RotaryGBI President Eve Conway, Frank Tee from Gee Tee Bulb Company and Floral Guernsey's John Woodward.




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!

Get on Your Bike
This year's Rotary Ride on 18th and 19th July is in aid of End Polio Now. Click here to go to the RIBI webpage.





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