World Polio Day

Friday, October 25th, 2019
Filed under: Amersham in Bloom, News Item

To create awareness of Rotary’s contribution towards a polio-free world, the Town Council joined forces with Rotary in Amersham and Stony Dean School to plant 8,000 purple crocus corms on the verge beside the roundabout at the Boot & Slipper.


Purple flowering crocus were chosen by Rotary to signify the purple dye painted on children’s pinkie fingers when immunised with the polio vaccine.
Read more about Rotary’s involvement in the fight to end polio.
www.endpolio.org

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