Wednesday, 16 November 2016

Purple for Polio

Maisemore's Queen Elizabeth Avenue should be a picture of purple in the spring.

On Monday, 21st November at 1.30pm, Newent Rotary Club - with a few Maisemore children from Hartpury school - will be planting crocuses in the Avenue as part of a project to spread the awareness of "Purple for Polio" - the Rotary International support for the eradication of Polio.

The Rotary Crocus is one of the leading international fundraisers for the End Polio Now Campaign.  Since 2012 Rotary Crocuses have raised around £1,000,000 and been distributed in 15 countries.  For every £1 raised a further £2 is donated by the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation.

1 comment:

News Editor said...

The torrential rain prevented this from happening. Hopefully a new date will be set soon.