Lighting Northwich Purple
Mon 21st October 2019 at 9.00 am - Sat 26th October 2019 - 11.55 pm
Celebrating world Polio day on the 24th Oct by illuminating and decorating buildings purple.
Buildings and structures around Northwich will be bathed in purple lighting and bunting throughout the week to mark Rotary's World Polio Day on the 24th October. St Helens Church, The Cenotaph, Town Bridge, CRS Parr's Bank, Moss Haselhurst Solicitors and Nationwide Building Society will be lit up whilst the iconic Anderton Boat Lift will be decked with purple bunting.
The colour purple is symbolic in the Polio eradication campaign, it is the colour of the dye applied to children's little finger once they have been vaccinated against the life threatening disease.
30 years ago Rotary and its Global Partners set out to eradicate Polio from the face of the earth. At that time there were 350,000 annual cases spread throughout 125 countries. Last year this was reduced to only 33 in 2 countries. In order to sustain this 200 billion doses of vaccine have to delivered to more than 400 million children in up to 60 countries - every year!
If you would like to support this vital work call in and see us in the Nationwide Building Society during the Purple week and buy a purple crocus buttonhole for end polio now. Every pound we raise is matched by the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation 2 to 1turning your pound into three!