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Popularity of polio purple gin peaks

Popularity of polio purple gin peaks

The popularity of the purple gin raising funds for End Polio Now seems to show no signs of abating, even during lockdown.

You can’t see good Rotarians down — even in a National lockdown.

Determined to keep up the sales momentum of their famous craft gins, Salford with Swinton

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Clubs have shown great initiative the latest being Rotary Bideford organising taster samples for their members prior to their gin evening.

Rotary took to Zooming into Rotary clubs during the Autumn and current lockdown.
The result has been startling with hundreds of extra bottles being sold.

Gin Meister Herbert Chatters has visited 50 clubs and told them about the history of gin coupled with the gin project all to raise funds for End Polio Now.

The most recent innovative event was an eve of Rotary’s Birthdays ‘virtual tour’ of Gin Mistress Sara Dewhurst’s Lytham Distillery.

“If they can’t go to the shops we will go to them,” declared Herbert.

The birthday celebration attracted 77 Rotarians and friends from all corners of Rotary in Great Britain & Ireland — Scotland, Ireland, Wales and England — to a regular meeting night of Salford with Swinton.

It provided the ideal platform also to announce to many of those who have already supported with purchases of gin that the club was sending a cheque for £5,000 to End Polio Now.

This latest donation takes the initiative’s total to a tad under £14,000, increased to £42,000 with the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation input. The next target of £50,000 is well in sight.