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Purple Crocus for polio


By alextb


Across Great Britain Rotarians in conjunction with The Eden Project and the International Flower Bulb Centre (IBC) in Holland, are going to plant purple crocus bulbs throughout the month of October so that they will be in flower close to Rotary Day on 23rd February 2011.

These Purple Flowers represent the colour of the ink, childrens’ little fingers are dipped in once they have been immunised against Polio in the Third World. By getting as many people as possible involved in planting purple crocus bulbs we will be creating a reminder to the public of the essential need to continue the fight to eradicate polio from our world. So let’s mark this vital work with a blaze of colour in springtime!

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Are they asking people to plant them in their own gardens or contribute to public displays? I had a school friend whose twin sister had polio and it was fatal in her case. We in this part of the world are so fortunate to have immunization against the disease....I didn't know they had the ink method to identify children who'd received immunization. Very informative, Alex.

3 Oct, 2010


Good idea .....

4 Oct, 2010


wot a lovely idea.......................

4 Oct, 2010

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