Polio awareness stall at the Knighton Community Market
The Brookside Square "Purple 4 Polio" Stall.....
Balloon blowing Angie and Harvey at the Market
Our stall at the Community Market
We displayed a Shelterbox as well as promoting Purple 4 Polio
In Brookside Square
Kim struggling a little with the balloons....
covered in balloons - before the marquee
Angie and Kim
Angie Harvey ( Angie's grandson) and Kim
Chatting to a Knighton resident
who knew of someone who had polio
with the marquee finally erected!
Kim and Harvey
with another interested Knightonian
Ivan and Angie with cupcakes
Those cupcakes were delicious
and very popular! Thanks Angie!
To celebrate World Polio Day on October 24th we manned a stall and distributed purple balloons across the town......
This was a successful event, concentrating more on awareness than fundraising but people were quite generous when encouraged by free "Purple for Polio" cupcakes made by Rotarian Angela Ellis. Below is the article sent to the local press - you can read more about World Polio Day HERE.......
Saturday October 28th
members of the Knighton and District Rotary Club adorned Knighton's
Brookside Square and the Knighton Community Market with purple
balloons to support World Polio Day. Purple is the colour that is
used to indicate that children across the world have been vaccinated
for polio hence the slogan “Purple for polio” Rotary members
across the country have been raising awareness, and raising money, to
finally eradicate polio for good. Only two countries have had cases
of polio in the past 12 months and with everyone's support this
debilitating disease can be removed from the world completely. Rotary
Club Community Chair Nick Stimpson said today “The Gates Foundation
is donating $2 for every $1 raised by Rotary members and we are
grateful to the people in Knighton, encouraged by “purple for
polio” cupcakes made by Rotary member Angela Ellis, who have helped
us raise over $120 for this polio eradication push.” You can find out more about what projects Rotary is involved in by searching for "Knighton Rotary"
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