Purple for Polio Campaign – the crocuses are put to bed


As planned, 5000 purple crocus bulbs were planted on The Green in Devizes last Saturday as part of a much wider planting initiative throughout the UK.  When in bloom the crocuses will symbolise the many thousands of children throughout the world who have been immunised against the Polio virus, and whose fingers have be dyed purple to indicate that they have received the vaccine. Together with the World Health Organisation and other partners, Rotarians have been supporting this global initiative since 1985.

For a while we feared that the weather on Saturday would be against us, but in the end some lovely autumn sunshine shone down and all the crocuses got put safely to bed!

Now we can look forward to a lovely splash of purple colour next spring.




Posted on October 17, 2016, in Events and tagged , . Bookmark the permalink. Leave a comment.

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