End Polio Now

Bideford Bridge Rotary Club raise awareness of End Polio Now


Bideford Bridge Rotary Club raise awareness of End Polio Now

For over 35 years, Rotary and its members have been committed to eradicate polio across the world and its Purple4Polio activities are to raise funds and awareness for its End Polio Now campaign.

When a child receives their life-saving polio drops on mass polio immunisation days, their little finger is painted with a purple dye so it is clear they have received their polio vaccine. It costs just 20p to immunise a child

Rotary’s pledge for a polio free world was made in 1985 when there were 125 polio endemic countries and hundreds of new cases every single day. Since then the Bill & Belinda Gates Foundation (Microsoft) have supported our cause by adding a 2-to-1 donation matching scheme which means that every £1 donated becomes £3. In the past few years, only two countries have reported cases of polio caused by the wild poliovirus but no child anywhere is safe until every child has been fully vaccinated.

Thanks to Rotary, and the support of our partners in the Global Polio Eradication Initiative, there are now just two countries still classed as endemic: Pakistan and Afghanistan.

To finish the job over 2 billion doses of oral polio vaccine still have to be administered, to more than 400 million children in over 50 countries, each and every year. We have to have zero cases of polio and zero positive environmental samples before the world can finally be certified polio free.

Following the Purple theme the Rotary Club of Bideford Bridge has purchased the purple crocuses planted around the town and the club makes regular donations to the cause.  www.bidefordbridge.rotary1175.org

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Bideford Bridge Rotary Club raise awareness of End Polio Now

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Bideford Bridge Rotary Club were able to provide funding to West Croft Primary school for a new outside agility gym.

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Club bulletin March 2024

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Andy Heather

The Chair of the Community & Vocational Service Committee is Rtn Andy Heather Contact: andyiheather@aol.com

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Winners of the local heats Young Photographer competition

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New Boat Launch by President Alf Lees on 25th November 2023 Photography kindly provided by Graham Hobbs

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At Uttar Pradesh Board of Senior Secondary Education

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A selection of photos taken on the day

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Group cycle rides for members and their families.

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This first evening became 'electric'! Hard to explain further - you have to have been there to understand!

This first evening became 'electric'! Hard to explain further - you have to have been there to understand!

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2nd Prize - Chris & Bev Norburn with Rob & Jane Brown

First Prize went to Bernie & Sarah Wragge-Morley with David & Lanie Hatton

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At The North Devon Golf Club - Wednesday 29th January 2020

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Local charities Blood Bikes and Families in Grief benefit from this years event

Details of this years annual Tour of Torridge which took place on Sunday 18th September 2022

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Diary Dates for June to August 2024

Club diary dates as at 20th May 2024

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Michael Fletcher receives award from current president John Wilson

PHF award for past president Michael Fletcher

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