Catch the Last of the Purple4Polio Crocuses

Home » News » Latest News » Last of the Purple4Polio Crocuses
IMG-20170319-WA0000
IMG-20170319-WA0001
Purple4Polio-logo

Catch the Purple Crocuses planted by the Rotary Club at the BP Garage.... before they are gone (for this year), by the 'Twinning Tree'

Purple4Polio-logo

The Rotary Club of Langport and Somerton have planted over 6000 purple crocus corms in the area, with over 500 being planted in Curry Rivel. Across the UK over 6 million crocus corms are being planted.
The crocus's in the village have been planted on the grassed area opposite the war memorial, and should be in flower towards the end of February next year.
Why have these crocus's been planted?
Rotary Club Langport

Well, Rotary's charity is called the Rotary Foundation, and next February will be celebrating its 100th anniversary. In the last 30 years the Foundation has funded vaccinating children around the world against Polio, with the aim of eventually eradicating it.
30 years ago Polio was prevalent in over 125 countries around the world. Now in 2016 Polio is in only 3 countries (Afghanistan, Pakistan and Nigeria), and so far this year there have only been 26 cases of Polio reported worldwide. To date over 2.5 billion children have been vaccinated around the world.
When a child has been vaccinated their 'pinkie finger' is marked with purple dye to indicate which child has been vaccinated. To mark the anniversary, and the progress made in eradicating Polio, this is the reason why purple crocus's are being planted.
Rotary are working in partnership with Bill Gates from Microsoft, and for every £1 that Rotary raises then Bill Gates with give £2 to become £3. It only costs 20p to vaccinate a child.

More news from Curry Rivel

Both thumbs

Curry Rivel Speedwatch Report for July -September 2017 Number of Sessions Total No. of Vehicles counted No. vehicles speeding % Speeders 16 4645 101 2.2% A Big THANK YOU to all Curry Rivel Drivers! By far the largest proportion of speeders are...

tiffany2
: Wed 18 Oct 8:11am

In her latest missive our District Councillor, Tiffany Osborne, tells us that SSDC have bought the M&S building in Yeovil, in an effort to build a commercial portfolio. What new equipment will be bought at Westfield playground? Also find out who deserves her congratulations by downloading her November (yes we know it's still October) report as a P...

MVH Churchill_2
: Wed 18 Oct 7:00am

In conjunction with The Royal British Legion, MVH presents: Churchill (PG) on Friday 17th November 2017MVH is proud to present a special screening of "Churchill" (PG) with a donation from the event being given to The Royal British Legion. The historical war drama recounts the story of the actions of Winston...