World Polio Day at Bilston C of E Primary School

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Today, with fellow Rotarians from the Rotary Club of Bilston & Wolverhampton West, we marked World Polio Day at a local school in Ettingshall- Bilston C of E Primary School.

Rotary clubs worldwide help to plant millions of purple crocuses every year to raise awareness for efforts to end polio by adding a splash of purple to our communities. (I obviously didn’t get the memo about suitable footwear for gardening!)

The reason Rotary choose (purple) crocuses is because when a child receives their life saving polio drops on mass polio immunisation days in many countries their little finger is painted with a purple dye so it is clear they have received their life saving vaccine.

Spring each year sees a beautiful purple carpet of crocus blooming in many communities across Great Britain and Ireland thanks to the Purple Crocus Corm planting to raise awareness of the Rotary fight for a polio free world.

We were able to talk to the children about the need to eradicate the life threatening and disabling polio virus.

Thank you to the school children, staff, Rotary Club and Council staff who made today’s event possible.

Bob Stolz Zee Steve Russell Sandra Samuels Gerald Brooks Ken Dolman

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