Spring each year sees a beautiful purple carpet of crocus blooming in many communities across Great Britain and Ireland thanks to the Purple Crocus Corm planting to raise awareness of the Rotary fight for a polio free world.
This year - 2022 - our Club has planted 3,000 crocus corms at Hillhead Primary School. The children's classes came out one-by-one to hear about the Rotary project to eradicate polio, and they helped with the planting.
Rotary Foundation can proudly claim to be the driving force behind the campaign to eradicate polio worldwide. The programme has raised more than $1 billion since it was launched in 1985. More than 2.5 billion children in 122 countries have been imunised and the programme has been so successful that there are now just a few cases each year in only two countries: Afghanistan and Pakistan.
The drive for total elimination continues!
Our Club has given generously in the past, including a public collection at a Cliff Richard concert, and we continue to contribute through the annual Purple Crocus Appeal.
more Becca Draus finished her 2020-21 Global Grant scholarship at Strathclyde University in September 2021. It was a difficult year but Becca's resilience ensured her stay was both happy and fulfilling.
more Anya Eber is one of the scholars we have helped. Rotary Foundation funds post-graduate scholarships to foster international understanding. Some are Foundation Grant Scholars and others - funded mainly by individual Districts - are Ambassadorial Scholars
more Members went to the SECC on 22nd and 23rd February for public collection for PolioPlus
more Our District held a celebratory dinner on 3rd March to mark the centenary of Rotary Foundation
back Rotary Foundation is the central charity fund of Rotary International.