Create community awareness by getting involved in our Community Crocus Competition and help eliminate polio from the face of the earth.

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This year we are running an awareness campaign where we are giving 12 local community groups and schools crocus corms to plant locally.

In 2019 The amount of polio-endemic countries has dropped from 125 to just three, with over 2.5 billion children receiving vaccinations thanks to the help of Rotary. In August this year we heard the news that the African continent was free of the wild virus which just leaves Afghanistan and Pakistan left to eradicate the disease.

The campaign ties in with over 100 years of The Rotary Foundation, Rotary's own charity which has played a key role in making polio eradication become close to reality, along with hundreds of other projects both in Great Britain and Ireland and overseas.

This years participating organisations are:


Business for Youth: Terry Maguire

Newton and Earlestown Community Group: Debbie Fackey

Earlestown Cricket Club: Karl Allen

Newton Community Centre: Lisa Hulme

Wargrave Big Local: David Smith

Friends of Lyme Wood: Catherine Donnellan


Penkford School: Chris Langevelt

Wargrave House School: Julliet Docherty

Diistrict C of E School: Debbie Sutcliffe

Wargrave CP School: Lynn Dove

St Mary's Primary School: Katherine Grange

Lyme Primary: Jo Roberts

Crocuses corms this year are planned to be planted by Saturday 24  October which is World Polio Day.
This is a joint effort between the three service committees and is meant to promote awareness of the Purple4Polio campaign in our community and schools. 
Due to COVID regulations all planting must be carried out with respect to local rules in operation and in a socially distanced manner.

(ALL fields required)

(If you are a Rotarian, please name your club.)