End Polio Crocuses this year

End Polio Now, purple crocus

This year's show of crocus in bloom

Bright March sunshine brings out the best of our crocus on Ullswater Road and reinforces the key message END POLIO NOW

Whilst travelling along Ullswater Road in Penrith you may have noticed the wonderful display of purple crocus in the central reservation near the new roundabout and alongside a board proclaiming ‘End Polio Now’

For many years the Rotary movement has supported the campaign to rid the world of polio. The disease, which remains endemic in just two countries, is poised to be the second human disease ever eradicated, after smallpox.  This is an international good news story which connects the generosity of Penrith people to this wonderful outcome.  The Crocus was chosen as the campaign symbol as the purple colour matches the dye painted on the fingers of children who have been immunised.

In thanking everyone who has supported Penrith Rotary Club to be part of this campaign I would also like to thank Cumbria Highways Department whose contribution from the Community Fund helped us to replant after the recent road works.

Contact David Cole about this page:

(ALL fields required)

(If you are a Rotarian, please name your club.)

Related pages...

Tanzania Sanitary Pad Project 2023

more Tanzania Sanitary Pad Project 2023

St Andrews Garden Update

more St Andrews Garden Update March 2024

International Meal

more On Sunday the club organised an International Meal at Giannis restaurant. With 47 people attending, Gianni opened the restaurant for this special occasion and after lunch members attempted a Quiz on Italy set by Rotarian David Brown. A policy decision has

Shelterbox contents

Phillipines Crisis

more Phillipines crisis response

Volunteers Purpling Penrith in the pouring rain yesterday

Purpling of Penrith

more Penrith turns purple before going orange Central Penrith has come alive with colour. On 26 February a band of volunteers decorated part of the town in purple knitwear! This is a fun but it also has a serious side. Penrith Rotary Club with Eden Mencap

The photo shows, from left to right, Judith Markey (Chairman of Governors at Beaconside), the Beaconside School Ghana choir led by Emma Short as part of the fundraising effort for the Ghana trip,  Peter Markey, Emma Short, Pres David and teacher Sarah Ut

Beaconside School Ghana Trip

more Emma and Sarah will be departing soon for Kumaffi in northern Ghana, where they will work in an orphanage, caring for and teaching the children, under the auspices of a charity named Plan My Gap Year.  They have paid for their own expenses and raised more

International Meal

more International Meal at Roundthorn Country House Hotel Sunday, 4th March, 2018. 12 noon for 12.30 p.m.

Penrith Show


Disaster Relief




Disease Prevention & Treatment


Mali Presentation


300 bikes to Gambia


back to page above this...


back International Committee page for the Rotary Club of Penrith