Purple planters for Purple4Polio

Jose Beavers planted light and dark violas in pots in the Scout Hall Garden.

Each year we talk to our youngsters about Polio and how when they were young they were vaccinated against diseases like Polio.

We explained how lots of young children abroad do not get vaccinated.

The colour purple signifies the colour dye used on the little finger of a child who has received their life saving polio drops on mass polio immunisation days in many countries, to show they have received their life saving vaccine.

The Rotary’s pledge was made in 1985 when there were 125 polio endemic countries. The campaign aims to completely eradicate the disease which is now only endemic in Afghanistan, Pakistan and Nigeria.

The purple represents Purple4Polio.