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Children learn about Rotary's Purple for Polio campaign at Wells Cathedral School

Wells Cathedral at Xmas.
Wells Cathedral at Xmas.

Purple dye is used to mark the finger of a child to indicate that they have received their life saving oral polio vaccine.  

This was the story which members of Brue Valley Rotary told pupils at Wells Cathedral School when they took crocus corms into the school and talked to the children about Rotary’s Purple for Polio initiative.  Rotary's worldwide campaign Purple for Polio is symbolised by the purple crocus.

Following this visit the school chose the Purple for Polio fund together with Frimley Park Hospital Chemotherapy Department as their chosen charities for their post carol service collection.  Two members of Brue Valley Rotary were invited to attend the Hazlegrove School Christmas Carol Service at Wells Cathedral, where they were given VIP seats with a clear view of the children singing in the school choir. They enjoyed the children singing a range of songs along with traditional carols, and the Cathedral was filled with Christmas cheer. 

Members now look forward to being invited back to the school to see the flowering crocuses in the new year and continue to inform about the progress of this project which is so close to eradicating polio.   .

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