End Polio Now Campaign

Rotary is a spearheading partner in the Global Polio Eradication Initiative


Since 1985 Rotary International has been a spearheading partner in the Global Polio Eradication Initiative, that has spanned 200 countries, utilised 20 million volunteers, immunised over 2 billion children, probably spared 5 million from disability and averted more than a million deaths.

The purple crocus is a symbol of Rotary’s worldwide campaign to eradicate polio, with its colour representing the dye used to mark the finger of a child who has been immunised.   A life-saving oral polio vaccine costs just 20p and Rotary Clubs started a campaign in 1985 to immunise all the children of the world.  Over 2 billion children have been immunised and the disease has almost been wiped out but still exists in a few poorer countries.

Annually, we plant purple crocuses around the town to remind everybody that there is still work to be done to wipe it out completely.

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New item added 9th June. Link to Handover Day video on Facebook.

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We have a broad range of social activities

Social activities are a key part of our club.

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Annual fun day out for disadvantaged children (and their helpers!).

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Volunteers at Work

This year Rotary's theme is "Serve to Change Lives". One of the many ways we do this is by volunteering our services to community groups, for fundraising activities and for general support where our community needs us.

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We've been supporting global humanitarian projects since 1953

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Providing garden shelters for visitors and residents.

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In recent weeks we've been fundraising for two fantastic charities - the Scottish Charity Air Ambulance and the Royal National Lifeboat Institute.

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The team planting crocuses at Inverurie Health and Care Hub

Rotary is a spearheading partner in the Global Polio Eradication Initiative

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GIBR Team at Kellands Park

Fundraising event for Prostate Scotland

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Some of the children receiving their Shoeboxes, Christmas 2020

Our annual project to send gift boxes to needy families in Eastern Europe

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Summary of meetings with details of speakers and general Rotary matters.

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