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5,000 crocus bulbs planted at Tithe Lodge in Southam in support of Purple4Polio

By Webmaster - Posted on 05 November 2016

Rotarians planting crocuses at Tithe Lodge
The Crocuses in Bloom

On Tuesday the 25 October, in celebration of World Polio Day, members from the Rotary Club of Southam 2000 paid for and planted 5,000 crocus corms in the grounds at Tithe Lodge in Southam, and independent living with care scheme owned and managed by Orbit Heart of England.

For over 30 years, Rotary International has been committed to fighting to eradicate polio across the world. The amount of polio-endemic countries has dropped from 125 to just two, with over 2.5 billion children receiving vaccinations thanks to the help of Rotary. With eradication now closer than ever, Rotary’s latest campaign, Purple4Polio, is designed to unite communities to engage in activities as part of the final push to eradicate polio for good.

As part of the campaign, Rotary agreed a partnership with the Royal Horticultural Society that has involved Rotary clubs linking with the RHS’s community-based “Bloom” groups to promote the Rotary campaign to end polio by planting around five million purple crocus corms in local areas.

Sharron Weston, Extra Care Manager at Tithe Lodge says; “We’re really pleased that volunteers from the Rotary Club of Southam 2000 came along to plant the crocus bulbs in our garden. Not only is World Polio Day an important cause that we’re proud to support, but once the bulbs bloom in the Spring, they will look lovely and will be something our customers and everyone in Southam can enjoy."

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