Planting Crocus bulbs at St Andrews Hospice
Rotarians and the volunteer gardeners at St Andrews Hospice.
Planting bulbs around a tree in the garden.
John Norman hard at work.
Rotarians and the volunteer gardeners.
Planting bulbs around the tree
Bulbs were planted inside the geraniums as well as out side.
John Clarke purchased crocus bulbs to support Polio Plus appeal.We planted some at the Hospice.
This year the Rotary Club of Grimsby is continuing to support the world wide campaign to eradicate polio.
This is a Rotary campaign and is supported by the Bill Gates Foundation
.It started many years ago with the
intention of eliminating polio from the
world as had been done with small pox. Unfortunately it has proved to be more
difficult than was first thought.There are still some outbreaks of polio eg Pakistan and Nigeria and we have to continue
the vaccination campaign .
To raise money to deal with this disease the Club purchased
10,000 purple crocus bulbs.(thanks to Rotarian John Clarke).£2,500 was raised by
this for Polio Plus with matched funding from the Bill Gates Foundation.
Some bulbs were given to Old Clee in Bloom ,Grimsby in Bloom
(for the Duke of York Gardens) , Millenium Wood and leaving 2,500 bulbs to be planted in St Andrew’s
On Tuesday November 1st four Rotarians (John
Norman,John Clarke,Tony Powell ,Martyn Turner) planted the crocus bulbs in
various locations in the Hospice Gardens.We were under the charge of Paul ,one of the
volunteer gardeners, at the Hospice.AThere was a welcome break when we were treated to a cup of tea and a biscuit in the
We would like to return in the spring to see the results of