Purple4Polio: Donate for crocuses and help eradicate polio

It’s time to dust off your spade and dig out your gardening gloves, because as part of Rotary International in Great Britain and Ireland’s Purple4Polio campaign, they have established an exciting partnership with the Royal Horticultural Society (RHS). 

The purple crocus is a symbol of Rotary’s worldwide campaign to eradicate polio, with its colour representing the purple dye used to mark the finger of a child who has been immunised. Eradicating polio worldwide remains the top priority of The Rotary Foundation as it celebrates its centenary year, and the plantings you will hopefully  undertake will act as a legacy of Rotary’s commitment to ridding the world of the disease.

Along with all other Rotary clubs the Rotary Club of Canterbury Sunrise has obtained a box of 5000 corms that it has broken down to 20 / bag which Dr Gary Robinson or Prof Martin Warren (School of Biosciences and Rotarians) will deliver to you on campus for a suggested donation of £2/bag (feel free to pay more!).  The plants should ideally be in by end of October and planting instructions are on the packs.

Just email with your request (i.e. number of bags) and we’ll deliver and collect the donation.