Purple for Polio

Plant a PURPLE4POLIO Crocus & help


Your club can take part in the Rotary in Britain and Ireland crocus planting programme - help paint District 1200 Purple 4 Polio

Crocus Corm Planting 2021

The most popular Purple4Polio activity is the planting of purple crocus corms, and in 2018, around 2.5 million were planted!    If you see a display of purple crocuses in public areas in your community there is a good chance they were planted by a local Rotary Club.  

Why do we do this? To raise awareness of the Polio Plus programme which has almost eradicated polio worldwide.  Children under 5 are vaccinated and their little finger nail is painted purple to show they have been vaccicnated.  Rotarians have the opporunity to volunteer to help with this programme and a visit to India, and to understand the chanllenges this programme has overcome, is an unforgettable experience for everyone who participates.  

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Rotary in Action Worldwide

back The Rotary International Network enables us to work with volunteers throughout the world.

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The donated tool shed

Rotary Club of Bridport members get involved in many and varied ways to support local causes, and other good causes too. Click on the related pages button for some specific activities...and scroll down to see some other examples of our activities...

Our club member Clive Bath on a recent immunisation programme in Mumbai

Rotary International operates in most countries of the world in many different projects. Some are long term projects and many are in response to man made and natural catastrophes.

The RYLA training exercise on Dartmoor

The Rotary Youth Leadership Award (RYLA) is an intensive training programme, for 16 to 19 year olds, designed to develop the leadership skills of young people with potential. The course takes place in February at Devon County Council"™s Dartmoor Centre