Fareham Meon Rotary club plants purple flowers for polio awareness

PURPLE flowers are in bloom to raise awareness of polio.

Wednesday, 22nd March 2017, 6:40 am
Updated Friday, 24th March 2017, 10:54 am
Fareham Meon Rotary Club planted purple crocus to raise awareness of polio

The Rotary Club of Fareham Meon planted purple crocus bulbs last autumn to mark fewer cases of polio being reported worldwide.

The bright floral display can be seen at the back of the Cams Mill pub, off the A27 in Fareham.

A spokesman from the Rotary Club said: ‘The reason the crocus are purple is to illustrate the fact that in the Third World when children receive their immunisation, the little finger of one hand is dipped into a purple dye to help ensure that no-one is missed.

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‘The dye disappears naturally after a few days. Immunisation campaigns must continue for three years to ensure that the disease is finally beaten.’

For more information on the club, visit farehammeon.rotaryweb.org.