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.

Related pages...

Suppers Ready - International Supper for End Polio

more In a change to our infamous International lunches, we are introducing an International Supper on World Polio Day

Make History Today

more The Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation have announced they will match 2 for 1 every dollar Rotary commits up to $35 million towards polio eradication through to 2018. Take action and help end polio. Make History Today - End Polio Now


more The Rotary Club of Plympton would like to pass on congratulations to former club member and End Polio supporter Antony Jinman on reaching the South Pole and fellow End Polio supporters Jon Rudd and Ruta Meilutyte on their success at the Herald's SPOTY

World Polio Day

more World Polio Day is the 24th October. Please help the Rotary Club of Plympton (and Rotarians around the world) see an end to Polio.

The World's Biggest Commercial

more As part of the club's efforts to celebrate Rotary's birthday on the 23rd February, club members have uploaded their images to the Rotary International "World's Biggest Commercial" to help raise awareness of the fight to end Polio.

World Polio Day - 24th October 2012

more With World Polio Day occurring on the 24th October, Rotarians efforts to see an end to Polio in the world have been enhanced by the support of several local Olympians who are helping to raise awareness of the eradication efforts.

Polio Efforts Recognised

more The local variation to the ThisClose to Ending Polio Campaign that club member Darren Hands organised for the disitrict has been recognised by winning a national award.

Thanks for Life / End Polio Now


Konnie Huq promotion of Campaign


Bil Gates Message - Spring 2010


The Travels of Kenny Ketchup


Local Personalities throw their weight behind Rotary campaign


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End Polio Now

back Details on our clubs efforts towards Rotary's End Polio campaign can be found on these pages.