We are 'this close' to a polio-free world. With your help, we can make history and conquer polio.
Our Society is liaising with Chester Rotary Club regarding an initiative the Rotary is running in conjunction with the Royal Horticultural Society. This is aimed at promoting support for the eradication of Polio from the World. Contrary to popular belief, Polio is still present in the World, in parts of Pakistan and Afghanistan.
Polio kills and paralyses young children. It spreads like wild-fire. There’s no cure but it can be easily prevented through immunisation. 25 years ago, polio struck 350,000 children each year. Thanks to the work of Rotary and others, there were only 74 cases in 2015.
Members of the Society recently worked with St Peter’s Church 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.
This was in support of the Purple4Polio campaign, which is run by the Royal Horticultural Society (RHS) and the Rotary International Great Britain and Ireland.
Click on the article below (from The Leader, 7th October 2016) to read the full story, or click here to learn more about Purple4Polio.