Purple for Polio 2017-2018 Country Park

Danetre continues to turn the town Purple

Purple4Polio Update

On Friday 3rd November 2017, the President of Daventry ‘Danetre’ Rotary Club (Nick Blunt) assisted by a number of their Members, completed the planting of Purple4Polio Crocus Corms in Daventry Country Park ready for next spring and expected to be in full flower at the time of next year’s Purple4Polio “Tea Party”.

Following on from this year’s successful event, the Purple4Polio – Tea Party” 2018 is being planned again for .....  4.00 pm Thursday 8th March 2018….. at the Mercure Hotel, Daventry.


The Mercure Hotel – where Daventry ‘Danetre’ Rotary Club meet each Monday evening – was planted with 5000 Crocus Corms last year ….. so being just adjacent to the entrance, will be greeting their Guests again next Spring.


The further 2500 Crocus Corms now planted in Daventry Country Park, mean that a total of 15.000 Purple4Polio crocuses will now be flowering every Spring in and around the Daventry area. With the recent new location in the “Twinning Area” – [[Many thanks again to Daventry Town Council]] – and with other new village locations in Welton, Wilton and Woodford Halse; now joining those that were planted last year in Braunston.


The planting in various locations and beds within Daventry Country Park, was arranged thanks to Gemma Mason, the DDC ‘Community Projects Officer’ and their Community Team. We were also pleased to welcome David James the Chairman of the District Council, who joined us for the planting and appears with ‘Danetre’ Rotary President Nick in the official pre-event ‘photo call’.

Although polio has not been seen in Great Britain and Ireland for many years, it is vital that we continue our efforts to eliminate the disease worldwide in order that it can never return. Rotary clubs in Great Britain and Ireland have so far donated over £20 million (€24 million) to End Polio Now.

Our efforts to eradicate polio have been described as one of the finest humanitarian projects the world has ever known and Rotary has even been nominated for the Nobel Peace Prize. The eradication of polio when completed will be one of the most significant achievements in public health since the eradication of smallpox.

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