CROCUS PLANTING IN LYNDHURST AND TOTTON

Mon 21st October 2019 at 11.00 am - 1.00 pm

Our Lyndhurst and Totton displays will appear in Spring. The purple crocus symbolises the purple for polio eradication campaign. More details below.

John and Christine Brown and Jane Wilson-Brown planted nearly 1,000 purple crocuses outside the Commmuniuty Centre in Lyndhurst on 23 October.  On 25 and 26 October Council staff assisted by Jane Wilson-Brown and a number of Rotarians planted nearly 3,000 bulbs in Totton around the cherry trees in the area opposite the Police Station. They worked in rain most of the time but stuck at it !!

--------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------

The Purple4Polio initiative is one launched by Rotary in Great Britain and Ireland to raise funds and awareness for our efforts to eradicate polio across the world and promote the work of our global campaign - End Polio Now

When a child receives their life saving polio drops on mass polio immunisation days in many countries their little finger is painted with a purple dye so it is clear they have received their life saving vaccine.

Rotary’s pledge for a polio free world was made in 1985 when there were 125 polio endemic countries and hundreds of new cases every single day. In 2017 there were only 22 cases in the entire world but as long as there is one single case anywhere children everywhere are at risk.

Thanks to Rotary, and the support of our partners WHO, Unicef, CDC and the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation, there are now just three countries still classed as endemic: Pakistan, Nigeria and Afghanistan.For more informationgo to the following website:-    https://www.rotarygbi.org/our-causes/end-polio-now/