Purple for Polio

Plant a PURPLE4POLIO Crocus & help
ROTARY END POLIO NOW


PURPLE FOR POLIO

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

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Weston Rotary was formed in October 1921 after a meeting at Brown's Cafe.

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We support many Charities and Organisations when we can. Our chosen Centenary Charity for 2021 is Weston Foodbank

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As well as our support to the local community we are involved in International Projects, The Eradication of Polio, Clean Water in Uganda, Funding small business enterprises through loans via KIVA

As well as our support to the local community we are involved in International Projects, The Eradication of Polio, Clean Water in Uganda, Funding small business enterprises through loans via KIVA See details in the Related Pages

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Our popular Easter Party is fun for everybody

Every year we put on an Easter Party for Weston's super Seniors. Afternoon Tea, entertainment, a glass of sherry and an Easter Egg

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We have fun organising and running events

Like minded men & women meet weekly to socialise, have fun and help our community

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We organise an annual Primary Schools Art Competition, the children are so talented

An Art Competition for Primary School Children

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Presenting the Charity Cheques

Our main fundraiser - the last event was on Thursday 26th July 2019 - thank you to all the Teams and Sponsors who made this such a successful day. NEXT EVENT - Thursday 22nd July 2021 - you can enter now!

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Hundreds of deserving children have enjoyed holidays supported by this Rotary Trust

Every year there is a total of about £2000 in grants available to Rotary Clubs in District 1200. Hundreds of deserving children have enjoyed holidays supported by this Rotary Trust

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Our annual public Blood Pressure Day keeps us busy in Weston High Street

'Know Your Blood Pressure Day' is an annual event run by Weston Rotary Club with The Stroke Association We will hopefully be in Weston Town Centre on April 2021

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