The planting date was chosen to be close to World Polio Day on 24th October to raise awareness of the global campaign to eradicate polio. Whilst this campaign has been highly successful , the vaccination program must continue to keep the disease at bay . Rotary International has been central to this program with support from the Melinda Gates foundation .
In developing countries when a child is vaccinated , it is normal for a dab of purple dye to be put on their finger to check who has been vaccinated and avoid a double dose . The crocus colour is a reminder of this process.
Lamplighter worked with the Heaton Mersey Collective , pupils from St Johns School and other groups to plant what is now known locally as "crocus green".
We also planted poppy seeds to commemorate the end of WW1.
Look out for a purple crocus display in the spring !
more This is our annual campaign to collect warm clothes for the homeless and less fortunate .
more We have placed Buddy Bench signs on 12 benches throughout the Borough and are planning more locations. This is a recent bench at Craig Road Playing Fields.
more For several years some of our club members have helped this charity on a regular basis by delivering hot meals in the Stockport area.
more We are proud to announce that we are now designated as a Stockport Community Champion.
more We again collected warm coats for the needy this year .
more On Sunday 19th June we held another successful Open Gardens event. The event raised over £9500 for a variety of charities.
more These are realistic looking robotic cats that respond when being handled by people . We provided some for local care homes.
more The club planted up and delivered pots of seasonal plants to 63 local care homes.
more This was our 9th Open Gardens Event and was a welcome opportunity for people to attend an outdoor event in aid of charity.
more The Club organised the collection of new childrens pyjamas for distribution to local hospitals.
more A video presentation of how the Lamplighters have operated during a full year of lockdown.
more Held at Heaton Mersey Community Centre on St Johns Road. Just a few of the many photos are shown below.
more Photo Gallery of event on 22nd September , great turnout from members to help promote Rotary in the local community .
more Our annual bowling match with the team from Walthew House.
more Carrying on with our decoration of Norwood House.
more A display of scarecrows was organised at the station by the Rotary club along with other groups, See details below.
more Club members organise the collection and delivery of food donated by local people to take to food banks .
more In an effort to further boost community spirit and combat loneliness , the Club has sponsored signage for Buddy Benches #PeopleOfAction
more In order to highlight the Polio eradication campaign the club has again organised the planting of purple crocus corms in the area. This year some of the planting was done by pupils of Stella Maris school.
more Another very successful community event with a fantastic attendance.Many thanks to the gardeners, visitors and everyone else involved.In total over £9,000 was raised for charities.