CROCUS PLANTING IN TOTTON AND LYNDHURST
Wed 14th October 2020 at 12.00 pm -
The purple crocus references the purple dye painted on a child's little finger to show that it has been immunised against polio. See more information below
Working in shifts, members of New Forest Rotary Club planted thousand of purple crocus corms in Totton, outside and also opposite the Police Station near the entrance to The Precinct. Planted in October 2020 they became a magnificent display in the early Spring. The purple signified the purple dye painted on the little finger of children as they are immunuised against polio.
At the same time, October 2020, beside the entrance to the Lyndhurst Community Centre, 1500 bulbs were planted by Steve and Rosemary Timms and John and Christine Brown. They looked wonderful in late February as they opened.
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