24th October is World Polio Day
Yeovil and Yeo Vale clubs working together in Yeovil and surrounding Villages
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. 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
Pathway to Octagon Theatre in Yeovil
The Crown & Victoria, Tintinhull on Mondays at 6:30 for 7pm
(Note change from 1st Jan 2020)
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