We are thrilled to announce that the Society has won a national award, in recognition for the work we have done with the Purple4Polio campaign.
During the winter of 2016, Members of the Burton & Rossett Horticultural Society worked with St. Peter’s Church in Wales School pupils in Rossett to raise awareness of polio, and the efforts being made to eradicate it, by planting 5000 crocus bulbs in the school grounds. You can read more on our dedicated page by clicking here.
The purple crocus is a symbol of Rotary’s worldwide campaign to eradicate polio, with its colour representing the dye used to mark the finger of a child who has been immunised.
The Rotary's competition was split in to two categories: the Rotary Community Prize, which focused on the planting stage and the Floral Guernsey Prize, which focused on the flowering.
Entrants were challenged to capture community spirit in action as well as interesting floral displays, with a total of £700 worth of vouchers from the Gee Tee Bulb Company available for the top three in each category.
We won the Rotary Community Prize, along with £400 worth of Gee Tee Bulb Company vouchers, with this photograph, taken by Brendan Witter for The Leader. You can read the announcement on the Rotary GB website by clicking here.
Congratulations to the Members and all the pupils at St. Peter's who helped to plant the corms, and to Brendan for taking the winning photograph!
The prize money will be split between St. Peter's Church in Wales School, the Community Council, and the Society. We will share more details in a future news article.