Purple for Polio


24th October 2020 was World Polio Day and the Yeo Vale and Yeovil Rotary clubs worked together to plant purple crocus bulbs


For over 30 years Rotary International has been working hard to rid the world of polio. When the campaign started in 1985 there were 125 endemic countries - now there are only TWO: Pakistan and Afghanistan. In 2020 Africa was declared wild Polio free and polio cases across the world have reduced by 99.9% from over 350,000 cases in 1985 to just 33 new infections in 2018. Over 2.5 billion children have been immunised in this time.


The Rotary clubs of Yeovil and Yeo Vale have been raising awareness of this commitment by planting Purple Crocuses in various locations in and around Yeovil. Locations planted in 2020:


St Margarets CE School in Tintinhull

Ash - approach from Yeovil and near Ash school.

Tintinhull on approach from Yeovil

Pathway to Octagon Theatre in Yeovil

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