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Crocuses in Bloom to highlight 'Purple for Polio'


By Philip Roberts - Posted on 13 March 2017

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The 5,000 purple Crocus bulbs planted in 5 locations across Redditch last Autumn are now in full flower, and members of the Rotary Club of Redditch were out and about last week installing signs to raise public awareness of Rotary's 'End Polio Now' campaign.

For over 30 years, Rotary and its members have been committed to fighting to eradicate polio across the world. The number of polio-endemic countries has dropped from 125 to just three, with over 2.5 billion children receiving vaccinations thanks to the help of Rotary.

With eradication now closer than ever, Rotary International in Great Britain and Ireland’s latest campaign, Purple4Polio, is designed to unite communities to engage in activities as part of the final push to eradicate polio for good.

Through its' partnership with the Royal Horticultural Society, RIBI has organised the planting of 6 million Crocus corms throughout Great Britain and Ireland. In Redditch, the Rotary Club of Redditch worked in partnership with Redditch Borough Council's landscape team to identify suitable sites, and undertake the planting work.

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