Fill Your Plate for Polio

You’re invited to get involved in Rotary’s meal with a difference.

Serving up an exciting new polio fundraising activity.

Fill Your Plate for Polio is a new fundraising activity to bring people together and support Rotary’s Purple4Polio campaign to end polio now and forever.

The idea is simple. Bringing people together from across your community for food and drink gathering to collect vital funds to support vulnerable children around the world.

fill your plate for polio

It could be a fish and chips supper, tea and purple cupcakes or pie and a pint – the possibilities are endless. It can be any meal, hosted anywhere you can think of!

Simply decide on your event, choose a date, download materials below, register your event to appear on our event map, collect donations and have fun!

The suggested date for Fill Your Plate for Polio events is Rotary Day on Saturday 23rd February 2019 – the day Rotary celebrates our 114th anniversary!

If you can’t host an event on Rotary Day, don’t worry! You can host it on a close date, convenient to you.

For members of the public looking to get involved, we have created a simple set of planning ideas.

For Rotary members looking for a bit more detail, please download our Rotary Club Briefing document.

Materials and Resources

To bring your event to life, we have created a number of electronic resources for you to print locally.

Additional resources are available for Rotary members, including press release templates, by signing in to your My Rotary account.

Making donations

Each potentially polio vaccination costs around 20p, so your donations can literally save lives and be part of making history.

Every donation to Rotary will be trebled by the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation, so every £1 will become £3.

There are two ways you can donate. Either send your donations via our official Virgin Money Giving page.

Alternatively, you can download and complete our donating by cheque form.

Why polio?

Until polio is totally eradicated, every child is at risk of this highly infectious, potentially life-threatening and paralysing disease.

There is no cure for polio but there is a safe and effective vaccine. We continue to give around 2 billion doses of vaccine annually to 450 million children worldwide.

If polio is not eradicated, we could see as many as 200,000 new cases across the world within 10 years.

When the world is declared polio free, it will be just the second human disease ever to be eradicated, after smallpox.

Rotary needs your help. Get involved with our Purple4Polio campaign and Fill Your Plate for Polio.