Our Club's Contribution


Since 1985, Rotarians across the whole world have been raising funds, raising awareness and helping administer the polio vaccine in endemic countries. Millions of young children have been spared from the curse of this crippling and potentially fatal disease thanks to the hard work of Rotary members working alongside Unicef, WHO and other health organisations. Once, there were 129 endemic countries with 350,000 children being infected every year. Now, 25 years on, there are only 4 endemic countries and new cases have declined to around 1,000 per year.

For further information please see: http://www.rotary.org/en/ServiceAndFellowship/Polio/Pages/ridefault.aspx?housead


Thanks for Life and Crocus Bulbs

Rotary International in Great Britain and Ireland (Rotary GB&I), in partnership with The Eden Project, the International Flower Bulb Centre (IBC),The National Trust, Learning Through Landscape and the International Flower Bulb Centre (IFBC) have joined forces to launch the Big Bulb Plant in conjunction with Thanks for Life.
5.1 million bulbs in total will be planted this month with the hope they will be in full bloom in time for Rotary's Celebration week in February 2011and Rotary Day on 23rd February

The Purple Giant crocuses will not only brighten up the environment, when they bloom in February it will be at the climax of the Thanks for Life campaign. The purple colour is symbolic of the dye used to mark a child's little finger once they have been protected from the disease.



 Thanks for Life and Crocus Bulbs - Our Club's Contribution
In October 2010 our Club were playing their part in the Thanks for Life

END POLIO NOW Campaign sub-pages:

Bill Gates' Commitment to Eradicating Polio


Crocus Bulb Planting in aid of Thanks for Life

more The Lord Mayor of Birmingham and other dignitaries were present to officially open the new Educational facilities at Weoley Castle and commence the bulb planting

Our Club's contribution to the Crocus Planting Campaign

more 5000 crocuses are planted at Weoley Castle

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