Colin Powell, polio ambassador and survivor

Wed, Jun 20th 2018 at 7:30 pm - 8:30 pm

For our meeting this week (20th June) we will be joining the Rotary Eclub of Southern Scotland who are hosting Colin Powell

Colin Powell fell ill with polio in 1949 when aged just 6 months old. An innocent swimming trip with father turned into paralysing his life.

The nastiness of polio is the same now as it was then.

In 2009, Colin joined Radlett Rotary Club after delivering a talk and is now joining a new aspect of Rotary as a Purple4Polio ambassador. Due to his experiences, he is both passionate and committed to Rotary’s End Polio Now campaign.

Colin not only promotes the global eradication of polio, but also supports those, like himself, suffering the horrendously of Post-Polio Syndrome with the British Polio Fellowship.

Join the Rotary Eclub of Southern Scotland online, to hear from Colin. For more information contact Iain at

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