End Polio Now

Details on our clubs efforts towards Rotary's End Polio campaign can be found on these pages.


Our Efforts Towards Rotary's End Polio Campaign

Since 1985 Rotary and it's partners have been working to eradicate Polio in the world.  Through these efforts Polio is now endemic in just 3 countries - Nigeria, Pakistan and Afghanistan.  Here in District 1290, the Plympton Rotary Club like the other clubs have been working to raise not just funds but also awareness of the campaign to End Polio Now.

A number of local personalities including Aysha Iqbal from the BBC, chefs James Tanner and Peter Gorton as well as former Plymouth Albion Director of Rugby Graham Dawe have posed for photos taken by John Allen for adapted local versions of the Rotary International "This Close" posters to help show how close we are to eradicating Polio.  These compliment the Rotary International ones featuring Bill Gates, Desmond Tutu and many others.

Clubs around the world have been actively working towards eradicating Polio.  The "End Polio Now" project is the final push towards this aim.

This section of the website details our clubs' activities towards this.

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End Polio Now sub-pages:

End Polio Campaign - Crocus Planting

more Like many Rotary clubs around the UK, our club have marked World Polio Day.

Suppers Ready - International Supper for End Polio

more In a change to our infamous International lunches, we are introducing an International Supper on World Polio Day

Make History Today

more The Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation have announced they will match 2 for 1 every dollar Rotary commits up to $35 million towards polio eradication through to 2018. Take action and help end polio. Make History Today - End Polio Now


more The Rotary Club of Plympton would like to pass on congratulations to former club member and End Polio supporter Antony Jinman on reaching the South Pole and fellow End Polio supporters Jon Rudd and Ruta Meilutyte on their success at the Herald's SPOTY

World Polio Day

more World Polio Day is the 24th October. Please help the Rotary Club of Plympton (and Rotarians around the world) see an end to Polio.

The World's Biggest Commercial

more As part of the club's efforts to celebrate Rotary's birthday on the 23rd February, club members have uploaded their images to the Rotary International "World's Biggest Commercial" to help raise awareness of the fight to end Polio.

World Polio Day - 24th October 2012

more With World Polio Day occurring on the 24th October, Rotarians efforts to see an end to Polio in the world have been enhanced by the support of several local Olympians who are helping to raise awareness of the eradication efforts.

Polio Efforts Recognised

more The local variation to the ThisClose to Ending Polio Campaign that club member Darren Hands organised for the disitrict has been recognised by winning a national award.

Thanks for Life / End Polio Now


Konnie Huq promotion of Campaign


Bil Gates Message - Spring 2010


The Travels of Kenny Ketchup


Local Personalities throw their weight behind Rotary campaign