End Polio Now Campaign

Rotary, along with our partners, has reduced polio cases by 99% worldwide since our first project to vaccinate children in the Philippines in 1979.

Did you know that when Rotary made the commitment to eradicate polio in 1985, more than 350,000 children per year were paralysed by polio? With Rotary’s help that is now fewer than 35. Help us make that zero!

Rotary has invested over US$1 billion, as part of a global investment of over $9.5 billion in polio eradication. As a result of this investment, polio is at the lowest levels ever. Yet a critical funding gap threatens this progress as we work to reach the most vulnerable children in the most challenging places.

We are close to eradicating polio, but we need your help. 

 The Rotary Club of Rushen & Western Mann is an active support of the End Polio Campaign. 

In recent years we have raised funds in a number of ways including working with Isle of Man Bank to sell Purple Crocuses

Find out more at




End Polio Now Campaign sub-pages:

Rotary Charity Meal raises £400 Donation to End Polio Now - February 2024

more To mark Rotary Day on 23rd February 2024, members had soup and pancakes instead of their usual weekly meal. This raised a surplus of £400 which has been donated to the Rotary Foundation Charity's End Polio Now initiative to eradicate polio worldwide

£750 Donated to End Polio Now Initative - October 2022

more As Rotary across the world works together to help eradicate Polio, The Club marked World Polio Day on 24th October 2022 by donating £750 to End Polio Now initiative.

Africa certified wild polio-free!

more On August 25, the @WHOAFRO region was officially certified free of wild poliovirus. Learn how @Rotary members around the world contributed to #EndPolio in the region: EndPolio.org

Purple Crocuses Bloom for Polio - March 2021

more On the 24th October of 2020 Rushen and Western Mann Rotary club, in conjunction with the pupils of Scoill Phurt Le Moirrey Port St Mary, planted 4000 purple crocuses at the Millennium garden to mark World Polio Day.

Port St Mary Purple for Polio Crocus planting - 23 Oct 2020

World Polio Day 2020 - Planting Purple Crocus in Port St Mary

more To celebrate World Polio Day and the ongoing work by Rotary to End Polio, the Club along with children from Scoill Phurt Le Moirrey planted 4000 Crocuses.

As part of the initiative to wear purple, some Club members paid a special tribute to the 'Purple Helmets' Motorcycle display team

Wear it Purple Event in February 2016 raises £140 for End Polio Now Project

more To mark the 111th Anniversary of Fondation of Rotary in February 2016, Rotary Club of Rushen & Western Mann dressed in purple to raise funds. Some Club members paid a special tribute to the 'Purple Helmets' Motorcycle display team

£654 raised for End Polio Plus Campaign at Rotary Club of Rushen & Western Mann 2015 Christmas Dinner

more A very entertaining Christmas Dinner for club members and guests raised £654 for the End Polio Plus Campaign. Guest Speaker was club member Brian Coole who entertained and amused us with his anecdotes and tales about life growing up and working in the Is

Rotary Club of Rushen & Western Mann raises £650 through charity meal as part of global push to help eradicate polio worldwide

more In March 2015 the Rotary Club of Rushen & Western Mann presented a cheque for £650 raised by members at a Charity meal in February 2015 at the Cherry Orchard Hotel in Port Erin. Rather than have their usual weekly meal on 23rd February 2015