Aylsham Rotary campaign is blooming marvellous

Ian Stevenson, from Aylsham Rotary Club, dressed as a crocus to highlight the campaign against polio

Ian Stevenson, from Aylsham Rotary Club, dressed as a crocus to highlight the campaign against polio. Picture: Aylsham Rotary - Credit: Aylsham Rotary

For over 30 years the worldwide Rotary International organisation has dedicated its main humanitarian efforts to eliminating polio.

So much progress has been made that there are now very few new recorded cases of the disease in the world. However, the preventative treatment for thousands of childen in the so called third world has to continue as does the fundraising.

Rotary in the UK has recently been promoting the 'Purple4Polio' campaign and in towns and cities thousands of purple crocuses are blooming. Purple because every child that is vaccinated has his or her finger dipped in purple fluid to show they have received treatment.

To reflect the crocuses growing around the town, Ian Stevenson, from Aylsham Rotary Club, dressed as a crocus to answer questions from townsfolk and visitors.


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