FOR the last 25 years The Rotary Club has been working hard to rid the world of polio - a terrible disease that can kill or severely disable children.
Two billion children have been protected and Rotary has raised $1 billion dollars in that time.
From 125 countries in 1988 there are just three countries left in the world where polio is endemic – Afghanistan, Pakistan, and Nigeria.
Just £1 can immunise five children.
In recent years several Doncaster schools have raised funds in a variety of ways and been part of the ‘Purple Pinkie Power’ project - planting thousands of purple crocuses - inspired by the tiny dab of colour on a child’s finger that indicates the child has been inoculated against the deadly virus.
A spokesman said: “The humble little crocus symbolises a colourful splash of hope for a new beginning and renewed efforts – a reminder of how potent an impact many working together can create.”
Schools participating in the project this year are: Bessacarr Primary, Heatherwood, and Montagu Primary.
For more information on the END POLIO CAMPAIGN contact John Chapman on 01302 370628 or follow the link http://www.endpolio.org/
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