Although often thought of as a thing of the past, polio is a real threat to us
all until the disease is wiped out everywhere for ever. Whilst it is still only
endemic in 3 countries in the world mass immunisations still have to continue in
over 60 ‘at risk’ countries with over 2 billion doses of oral vaccine
administered every single year.
We must continue to vaccinate our children here in Guernsey, where the last wild poliovirus case was in 1959. It is also important to remember that polio has no cure and the impact of it on survivors is life long and many also suffer even more in later life with worsening symptoms from post polio syndrome.
The two Rotary clubs in Guernsey, (Guernesiais and Guernsey) working together to help Rotary End Polio Now and forever are delighted to have been given the opportunity for a special charity screening of this uplifting and inspiring film.
If you want to find out more about how you can help Rotary to raise vital funds and awareness for this campaign, where only 20 pence can literally save the life of a child, then please email Rtnjannine@icloud.com.
On Friday 2nd March 2018 help Rotary by taking part in our annual Purple Pinkie Day, dress purple, dye your hair purple, paint your nails purple, sell purple cakes or whatever purple themed fun ideas your imagination can come up with!
If you missed the event click HERE for the film trailer.
more The Bailiwick is blooming purple!
more The Club was presented with a Certificate by District Governor Paul Steele in recognition of the support provided to End Polio Now.
more The Bailiwick is blooming #Purple4PolioGSY
more Awarded to the Rotary Club of Guernsey
more The Bailiwick is blooming #Purple4Polio
more Paul & Jannine driving 1700 miles around the UK in support of End Polio Now.
more Huge thanks to Bernie’s Gardening Services.
more In support of the Purple4Polio initiative
more Growing a Better World
more Children show off their painted little finger - purple dye is used to signify a completed immunisation.