Raising awareness for Polio with the Purple4Polio scheme!

We are proud to be part of the incredible Purple4Polio campaign to help raise awareness and represent the importance of the eradication of Polio. The club has purchased 5,000 crocus bulbs which have been distributed around Iver and the surrounding area.

The 5,000 bulbs have been allocated to the following organisations - in 2019

The Iver Scouts

Iver Heath Infant School

Richings Park Community Association

Iver Heath Community & Rambler Association

1st Langley Scouts

We would like to thank each and every person who has been involved with the planning and planting of the crocus bulbs which we have organised with the help of the Iver Parish Council.

For more information please visit: http://www.rotarygbi.org/what-we-do/purple4polio/

Dear Fellow Rotarians

Once again we are planning to plant Purple Crocus Corms in 2020 - GB&I are purchasing 2 million Corms and therefore District 1090 again would like your support.

Polio and COVID-19 are each classified by the World Health Organisation as a Public Health Emergency of International Concern. The world is now only too well aware that a virus can literally be just a plane ride away. Thankfully for the Poliovirus there is a safe and effective vaccine but we still have to ensure every single child across the globe receives their polio immunisations.

People of all ages (young and not so young, able bodied and differently abled) love to get involved, you just have to ask them.

Purple Crocus Corm planting and flowering is a great way of telling not just Rotary's Polio Story, but about Rotary generally and your Rotary Club in particular.

You could get them interested well before that as part of planning and ordering of corms stage. Tell them how community groups can work with your Rotary club or order their own. You could also see if you can find any potential sponsors to cover the cost of the corms for you.

Tell them what you do in your own community and overseas. It's a way to open doors and engage with local people, politicians, celebrities and the media. Make sure you work with your whole club including Public Image;  Community and youth teams.

Volunteers and groups to consider linking with include: RotaKids; Interact; Rotaract and the Royal Horticultural Society's Britain in Bloom groups (other RHS Community gardening groups  with whom you have an established relationship; groups you want to get to know; schools; colleges; universities; youth groups; residential homes; special needs groups; young mums; etc.

Please visit our District Website under Foundations click Polio which has also been updated with lots of good information ref to planting etc.

Purple4Polio sub-pages:

Scouts Visit 2016: 2017 & 2018

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Langley Scouts Crocus Planting


Crocus Planting

more Some photos of the crocus planting