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Brue Valley Rotary Club Plant Crocuses in Local Towns.

Monday 11 October 2010, 09:04
By Roger Lowe

You may have heard of FOCUS ON THE CROCUS - but what's it about?

As we look to celebrate Rotary Day on 23rd February, 2011, it's a healthy, fun, community-based, environmentally friendly way to plant in everyone's mind the opportunity of being part of an historic worldwide campaign, spearheaded by Rotary International, to finally eradicate Polio across the world.

Rotary International Polio Campaign

The Ruby Giant 'purple' crocus represents the dye colour dabbed on children's little 'pinkie' finger to indicate they have been immunised against polio in the few remaining parts of the globe since Rotary International commenced its campaign in 1985.

Rotary club members by town sign

Crocus Corms have been planted in prominent places in Bruton, Castle Cary and Wincanton, so look out for them in February and remember the contributions made by Rotary International to eradicate this disease from the world.

Planting crocus corms

Anyone interested in joining the Brue Valley (provisional) Rotary Club should visit www.bruevalleyrotary.org or call 07767 488719.




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