World Polio Day (Thursday 24 October)

Thu, Oct 24th 2019 at 7:00 pm -

Market Square will be floodlit with purple light at 7.00 p.m.


When Rotary and its partners launched the Global Polio Eradication Initiative more than three decades ago, polio paralyzed 1,000 children every day. Great progress against the disease has been made since then. Polio cases have dropped by 99.9 percent, from 350,000 cases in 1988 in 125 countries to 33 cases of wild poliovirus in 2018 in just two countries: Afghanistan and Pakistan. The work continues.

On World Polio Day, thousands of Rotary clubs around the world will hold events and fundraisers to recognize the progress in the global fight to end polio.

In Guernsey Market Square will be floodlit with purple light.

Why Purple? Purple is a symbolic colour as it is the dye used to mark a child's little finger when they have received their polio immunisation.

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The Centenary Year of the Club is now with us and plans have been made for a year of commemoration, celebration and raising the awareness of Rotary within the community.

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Community Services makes a difference to our Community.

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International Services main role is too improve our contacts outside the Island.

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The Rotary Club of Guernsey would like to extend our grateful thanks to those Companies, Partnerships, Firms & Individuals whose support is so essential.

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Now and again it is a pleasure to record awards given to individual members of the Rotary Club of Guernsey for services to the Club and the wider community.

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