End Polio Campaign - Crocus Planting

Like many Rotary clubs around the UK, our club have marked World Polio Day.

If you wander past North Cross Roundabout near the University is Februrary/March of each year, you may notice thousands of purple crocuses.  These have been planted by our club, together with a few members of the Plymouth Albion Ladies Rugby team and some of the other local Rotary clubs who over the tears have planted close to 25,000 crocus corns.

The purple crocus represents the purple pinkie - the purple dyed little finger of children who get immunised agaianst polio on the immunisation days around the world.

Our efforts tie in with many other Rotary clubs who mark World Polio Day (24th October) such as Saltram who light up Smeatons Tower in purple.