World Polio Day

Sat, Oct 24th 2015 at 10:00 am - 2:00 pm

Rotaract Club members helped the Rotary Club with a street collection in St Andrews town centre raising £581 to which Bill and Melinda Gates will donate £1163 making a total of £1745

Eradication of polio is a major project for Rotary in the 3 remaining countries where it is still a problem.

Funds raised by Rotary help keep the immunisation programme going especially in areas of conflict.

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