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In support of RGBI initiative Purple4Polio Kings Lynn Priory Rotarians manned a stand at the 2016 Royal Sandringham Flower Show. The show is the largest single day event in East Anglia and last year had over 22,000 visitors.
It was the perfect opportunity to raise awareness of the fight to eradicate polio from the world whilst also showcasing the roll of Rotary both within our local community and internationally.
The day started on a damp note with rain falling so we were very glad to have erected the gazebo and laid out the stalls the previous day. However by late morning the sun came out and so did the crowds. We were kept very busy giving away bags of crocus corms for a donation to ‘End Polio Now’. We also made good use of the excellent mounted information board and photographs that we had printed from the Purple4Polio Resources page to inform and demonstrate how the immunization process works.
By late afternoon the crowds had started to dissipate and we were left to reflect on whether the day had been a success. Although we had not ‘moved’ all the crocus corms we had sent out a priceless message of how important it is to keep up the fight to ‘End Polio Now’ whilst also enjoying the opportunity to exchange much banter with the visitors and raise money to supportPurple4Polio.
Our thanks go to all those who supported us and in particular to Lesley Harrison (Sandringham Stand Co-ordinator), Keith Boyce of Minuteman Press and Green Garden of Hillegam Netherlands for the corms.
Down the Garden Path Quiz
As part of this initiative a garden quiz was distributed to raise money for Purple 4 Polio
The questions and answers follow
1. Implement of the 'Grim Reaper' Scythe
2. Dewelling Place of Peter Pan's friend Wendy House
3. Chilly border Cold Frame
4. Resting place on a boat perhaps! Deck chair
5. Not the meaty variety Stake
6.Originates from vessel on the water Decking
7. What type of men are Bill and Ben Flowerpot
8. Worse than its bite Bark
9. Dangling wickerwork Hanging Basket
10 A bit more than a towel Trowel
11 Amefican alcohol measure Slug
12 Slip Slide
13 Keeping up appearances with Hyacinth Bucket
14 Extra insurance for your wager Hedge
15 Part of a horse's foot Frog
16 Seasonal dwelling Summer House
17 Summer umbrella Parasol
18 Incy Wincy Spider
19 Sounds like you almost look down Gazebo or boughs
20 Noise of clock blown by wather Wind Chime
21 Germans claim these first sunbeds
22 They ccame from Liverpool Beetles
23 Elevated 4 poster Raised bed
24 Chinese and storm Lantern
25 The H20 doesn't stop here Water butt
26 A French bell Cloche
27 Loved by pandas Bamboo cane
28 A bit more than an auctioneer's hammer Gravel
29 Scheming carrots Vegetable plot
30 Not the typoe used on sheep Shears
31 You do this with tears Shed
32 Gardener's cutlery Fork and spade
33 Northern river on the rake Tynes
34 See column rise when heat is on thermometer
35 Caused by fungi not Tinkerbell Fairy ring
36 Not a blue bungalow Greenhouse
37 Pile up old veg Compost hEAP
38 dishes for a chinese army Teracotta pots
39 Assasin to the scrawny Weedkiller
40 A garden fireplace Chimenea
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