Planting bulbs to eradicate polio

From left, James Barber, Charlie Mason, Kevin Patterson, Mary Dowglass, James Edwards, Eileen Day, Nicola Horder, Jan Hethrington,Colin Gibbons with, front, Louis and Oliver Barber
From left, James Barber, Charlie Mason, Kevin Patterson, Mary Dowglass, James Edwards, Eileen Day, Nicola Horder, Jan Hethrington,Colin Gibbons with, front, Louis and Oliver Barber
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ROTARIANS are brightening the approach to Stamford.

Rotary Club of Stamford St Martin’s members spent a day this month planting bulbs in verges running along Ryhall Road.

A total of 2,000 daffodil and crocus bulbs were planted near the Markham Retail Park to raise awareness of Rotary International’s ongoing campaign to eradicate polio.

The campaign, which matches funding from Bill and Melissa Gates, supports immunization campaigns in developing countries where polio continues to infect children, compounding the hardships faced by their families.

Last year the club planted bulbs along Casterton Road to highlight the campaign, which has seen polio cases plummet by more than 99 per cent, preventing five million instances of child paralysis and 250,000 deaths.