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Monday, 13 March 2017

Crocuses help the campaign

The late planted "Purple 4 Polio" crocuses suddenly sprang to life last week and now are making a good show. I hope walkers will appreciate them.

The bulbs were planted in January by the Rotary Club of Newent and District, with the enthusiastic help of two representative families of Hartpury school. Bulbs have also been planted at the school. The objective is to keep the campaign going to eradicate polio, world wide. Although we no longer see suffering from it, it is so important to eradicate it completely, so that it can never come back and the immunisation programme can end.

The international Rotary movement, with huge financial support from the Bill and Melanie Gates Foundation, have played a crucial part in this.

Jeremy Chamberlayne

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