Purple4Polio is designed to unite communities to engage in activities as part of the final push to eradicate polio for good.

November 9th 11.00am 

Parkway - on the grass bank at junction of Parkway with St Andrews Street South

The Mayor of St Edmundsbury, Cllr. Julia Wakelam joined Rotarians, children and staff from nearby St Edmunds Primary School and St Benedicts to plant around 1100 Ruby Giant crocus corms.  

Around 3900 of the corms had already been planted by Rotarian gardening teams on Friday 4 November. 

Monday 24th October to Sunday 30th October.

Information about Polio Eradication on display in the Foyer of Bury St Edmunds Library.

Saturday 22nd October

Thanks to the generosity of shoppers and visitors in Abbeygate Street, with matched funding from the Bill and Melanie Gates Foundation, our street collection raised over £1000 for the End Polio Now campaign. This will provide over 1700 vacinations.


For over 30 years, Rotary and its members have been committed to fighting to eradicate polio across the world. The amount of polio-endemic countries has dropped from 125 to just 2, with over 2.5 billion children receiving vaccinations thanks to the help of Rotary.

The End Polio Now campaign ties in with the 100 year anniversary of The Rotary Foundation, Rotary’s own and only charity, which has played a key role in making polio eradication become close to a reality, along with hundreds of other projects both in Great Britain and Ireland and overseas.

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