Spring each year, sees a beautiful purple carpet of crocus blooming in many communities across Great Britain and Ireland thanks to the Purple Crocus Corm planting to raise awareness of the Rotary fight for a polio free world.

Planting the purple crocus corms by Rotary and many community groups is a great way of getting active, having fun and talking to lots of different people about the need to eradicate the life threatening and disabling polio virus.

We had a good turnout and weather for the planting of the 4000 crocus bulbs the club bought as part of Rotary Great Britain and Ireland’s continuing contribution to the worldwide mission to eradicate polio.  Bob Paterson and Steve Payne marked out the Rotary Roundel in a lovely grassy bank near to the Thurrock Rugby Club and Orsett Heath Academy and the planting team worked tirelessly to get the job done.  We now can’t wait for the spring to see how it looks and if successful will publicise the display, for the Purple4Polio cause.  Pictures show the planting team in action.