The Bear has turned purple for National Polio Day. It’s a campaign supported by the Rotary Club of Crickhowell – who meet every week at The Bear. Here’s come information about it.
THE PURPLE BEAR
- Tuesday October 24th is National Polio Day
- Why Purple
- Because the little finger of every child vaccinated is coloured purple for ease of communication in underdeveloped countries.
- ROTARY END POLIO CAMPAIGN- for 30 years Rotary International has been engaged in a programme to eradicate polio. During this time Crickhowell Rotary has contributed annually via its members own contributions and those raised through various fund raising activitie.
- Is the campaign successful?
- The only countries still to be covered are————-.
- PURPLE CROCUSES – in springtime there are beds of crocuses in the grounds of Crickhowell Castle and Crickhowell High School which have been planted to commemorate various milestones in the success of the campaign.