Bernie’s Gardening Services volunteered immediately to plant all 35,000 purple crocus corms at the Weighbridge Roundabout for us when we asked for help.
Rotarian Jannine Birtwistle thanked Bernie and his son Andre for all their help. Bernie said "We know polio mainly hits young children and believe it is really important to help Rotary to bring awareness to this issue and try and get the world rid of this horrible disease. When we heard Rotary and Floral Guernsey needed help planting 35,000 purple crocus corms at the Weighbridge I was delighted that I could offer my services, to give our time to make this happen. My own son Andre has himself benefited from a great Rotary programme for young leaders (RYLA) a few years back that really helped him be the man that he is today, and it was lovely to be able to do something to say thank you to the two local Rotary clubs, whilst helping in this worthy cause.”
The weather was kind to
them and with couple of hours without rain to get the corms planted they quickly found the most effective way of
working together to get so many corms planted quickly. The ground was fairly soft as there had been a lot of rain in recent days
which really helped.
Rotary Club of Guernsey, Rotary Guernesiais and Floral Guernsey want to say a huge thank you to Bernie, Andre and the team for doing such great job at short notice.
Finally, a newly edited clip (8 Jan 2018) of 2 of our Rotary International in Great Britain and Ireland Purple4Polio Ambassadors highlighting the work of Rotary to end polio in the world can be viewed below.
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 Supporting End Polio Now
more Paul & Jannine driving 1700 miles around the UK in support of End Polio Now.
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.