Sunday 24th October was World Polio Day and it marked the end of Faversham Rotary Club’s exhibition in the Town Hall, all part of a global Rotary effort aimed at ending the crippling disease in countries such as Pakistan and Afghanistan by funding mass immunisation. When a child receives their dose of vaccine, their little finger is dyed purple to show that they have been protected, hence Purple4Polio.
Purple crocus are the campaign symbol and thousands of corms have been planted in and around Faversham in recent years. Look out for them in the spring!
The Town Hall also turned purple each evening, thanks to Faversham Town Council.
Club members were on hand to talk about Rotary’s world wide campaign to raise awareness of polio and to encourage donations to End Polio Now. Members also took the opportunity to talk about Rotary in general and Faversham Rotary in particular and the local projects that the Club supports.
During the week, the Club received donations totalling over £270 for End Polio Now.