Letter: Polio collection at Sainsbury’s raised £200

More than 200 was raised and Pocklington Rotary Club thank everyone who contributed.
More than 200 was raised and Pocklington Rotary Club thank everyone who contributed.

Rotary International continues its quest to eradicate the polio virus completely from the world.

The programmes of immunisation are targeting Afghanistan and Pakistan to achieve this aim.

Why Purple?

When children have had the vaccination, they receive purple dye on their fingers to indicate this.

The campaign, launched officially in July, aims to spread the colour purple across the country by planting crocuses to raise awareness and funds for the operation.

The Royal Horticultural Society is supporting Rotary in this venture and will be supplying corms for planting in the Autumn.

There are also fabric crocus buttonholes available in return for a donation.

These are accompanied by information on Rotary’s pivotal role over many years in the past to stamp out this crippling disease once and for all.

The Rotary Club of Pocklington held a collection at Sainsbury’s on the launch date Saturday 2 July and is very grateful to them for this opportunity.

More than £200 was raised and we thank everyone who contributed.

Bronwyn Adams

Pocklington Rotary Club