PURPLE 4 POLIO

Rotary has a World-wide programme to eradicate polio.
This work has continued despite the pandemic when the World has been thinking about a new disease.

One of the many Rotarians who volunteer to immunise children across the World administering the vaccine

Rotary going PURPLE for a polio-free world!

We are very close to fulfilling Rotary’s promise made when we started our campaign to rid the World of polio in 1985 but we all need to work together to be able to cross the finishing line.  Continuing to immunise every child is absolutely critical in the fight against polio and makes it ever more important that we all renew and strengthen our advocacy and fundraising efforts to eradicate this disease and fulfill our promise to the World. To claim full eradication there needs to be three years with no new cases - currently just a handful of cases are reported from Pakistan and Afghanistan.

Helping Witham  Rotary Club to raise awarness of the campaign is Naomi, our very own bear with a purple dress as the photo shows.  Also in the photo is Naomi who was originally from Kenya.  As a small child she had a form of polio and made a near-full recovery - our bear is named after her.

Find out more about the Global Polio Eradication Initiative and Rotary's part in it, click this End Polio Now link.


 

  For more information about this campaoign and about the Witham Rotary Club click the contact button.

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One of the many Rotarians who volunteer to immunise children across the World administering the vaccine

Rotary has a World-wide programme to eradicate polio. This work has continued despite the pandemic when the World has been thinking about a new disease.

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Templars School and a dictionary page

Every Year-5 or Year-6 child at a junior school in Witham is presented with a dictionary. And Autumn 2021 is no exception despite covid-19.

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I found the back runner

The Carnival Day Duck Race is run in July every year. The ducks enter the River Brain after the Carnival procession has passed along Bridge Street about 215 PM. But, of course, the race did not happen in 2020 but we intend to be back in 2021.

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Children from Howbridge Junior School sing with Santa

For 68 years seniors living in Witham have come to a tea party given by the Rotary Club of Witham. Unfortunately we had to cancel the Party for 2020 because of the covid-19 but hope for some similar event in 2021.

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The Club supported several cahrites during the last year - here are some of their logos.

Selected photos of recent presentations of typical donations to various charities and that virus has not stop us making donations this year.

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Membership leads to fellowship - enjoyment of each others company and friendship - and service to the community

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