World Polio Day 24 October 21

Rotary Club of Thanet along with Broadstairs Town Team Garden Group plant purple crocus bulbs in support of World Polio Day


ROTARY IS DEFEATING POLIO WORLDWIDE

Thanet Rotary President Jim Nicholson and President Elect John Reid were delighted to join Sue and Frank, volunteers from the Broadstairs Town Team Garden Group, in planting purple crocuses to mark World Polio Day, 24th October. Purple dye is painted on the little finger of a child to signify they have received a potentially life-saving polio vaccine and has become a symbolic colour in the fight against polio.

The crocus bed at the Louisa Bay Access Road beds is maintained by the Garden Group. The volunteers collaborated with Broadstairs Rotary in 2020 to plant 4,000 bulbs donated by that club. Thanet Rotary’s donation of more bulbs will help enrich and spread the crocuses in this much visited part of Broadstairs.

Thousands of Rotary clubs across the world are marking World Polio Day to raise awareness, funds and support to end polio. This vaccine preventable disease still threatens children in parts of the world. If not eradicated, it is estimated that, within 10 years, as many as 200,000 children annually all over the world could succumb to polio.

Globally, more than 2.5 billion children have been protected against the disease. Rotary has committed to raising US$50 million each year to support global polio eradication and, thanks to the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation, every £1 raised is matched 2-to-1.

In August 2020, Africa, which includes 47 countries, was certified free from wild polio.

This leaves just Pakistan and Afghanistan as the two remaining polio endemic countries. But despite this momentous progress, more challenging work lies ahead to eradicate the disease for good.

We have seen over the past two years with COVID-19, that disease anywhere, is a threat to everyone, everywhere. We’ve also seen the power of vaccines and community togetherness, and Rotary clubs across Thanet have played their part.

Rotary has directly contributed more than US$2.1 billion to ending polio since 1985, including almost £4,000 contributed by the Rotary Club of Thanet.

Formed in 1983, Thanet Rotary has been supporting the community for 38 years. Members are committed to working with others to eliminate this potentially deadly virus and make Rotary's dream of a polio free world a reality.

The club also support The Pilgrims Hospice, Oasis, The Millmead Centre, Porchlight and other local charities as well as International charitable projects

Anyone wishing to find out more about Rotary is encouraged to visit the Thanet club website or Facebook. Explore the contact menu and get in touch.

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President John Reid and his family and guests at the President's Lunch

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The President of The Rotary Club of Thanet presents medals to all those attending the Primary Schools rugby

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Ramsgate Harbour

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Past President Jim Nicholson pins the President Badge to new incoming president John Reid

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President John Reid greets Janis Buckley from The Cheerful Sparrows charity.

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Rotary Club of Thanet along with Broadstairs Town Team Garden Group plant purple crocus bulbs in support of World Polio Day

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President Brett Dennis shows off the new Harriers Strip

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Club members, partners and friends at the end of their walk

Social walk the Rotary Club of Thanet.

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Jim Nicholson from The Rotary Club of Thanet presents a cheque for £1,000 to Karen Pilgrims from the Pilgrims Hospice

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Brett Dennis, President of The Rotary Club of Thanet welcomes Hatice Yarpuz (TJ) as a new member of the club.

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Our guest of honour Sir Henry Cooper OBE, KSG. Our Enery. Flanked by some notable Rotarians Neal Elliott, David Mirsky, John Reid, Roger Rook (sadly now deceased) and (Hon member of our club) Frank Thornley.

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President John Reid with Junior Rugby medal

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ROTARY INTERNATIONAL

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Letter of thanks from ShelterBox

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