END POLIO NOW

The crocus corms we planted last October are now coming into bloom creating awareness of our END POLIO NOW campaign.


During October we have distributed crocus corms to the following community groups.
Earlestown Cricket Club.
Business for Youth.
Earlestown Veterans.
Earlestown Town Centre
Newton Community Centre.
St. Peter's Church, Newton.
Newton in Bloom
Lowton Resident Groups
Friends of Lyme Wood.
Friends of Mesnes Park, (NECG).
During October members from these groups will be planting the crocuses and hopefully they will all be planted to coincide with or near World Polio Day.

Additionally we have held a curry night in Aman's Newton, raising £433. Details of this can be found in our completed events page.

This year club members have also purchased packs of christmas cards produced by the Rotary Club of Lindum Lincoln. 100% of profits will be donated to The Rotary Foundation "End Polio Now" Campaign.

By way of history of this campaign, in 1985 Rotary International embarked on a project to rid the world of this devasting virus which was infecting over 1,000 children everyday. By October 2023 there were just nine cases of Wild Polio virus for the year to date worldwide. Wild Polio virus is now endemic in only two countries, Afghanistan and Pakistan.

UPDATE:


Over 4,200 clubs participated in World Polio Day 

Thank you to the more than 4,200 clubs that organized over 6,300 actions in 115 countries for this year’s World Polio Day! 

The dedication, passion, and generosity of Rotary members in polio eradication is unparalleled. Thank you for making World Polio Day a success!


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SPRING IS NEARLY HERE AND CROCUSES ARE BLOOMING

more The crocus corms our community groups planted last October are now beginning to bloom. The signs that winter is nearly over and we can look forward to spring. Also creating awareness of our END POLIO NOW campaign.

Business for Youth with the Veterans Association planting crocus corms.

more On 29 OCT, crocus planting at the Earlestown Memorial Garden took place.

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