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Fill Your Plate for Polio is a simple fundraising activity to support Rotary’s Purple4Polio campaign to end polio now and forever.
The idea is easy. Bringing people together from across your community for food and drink gathering to collect vital funds to support vulnerable children around the world.
It could be a fish and chips supper, tea and purple cupcakes, a frugal meal, or pie and a pint – the possibilities are endless. It can be any meal, hosted anywhere you can think of!
The suggested date for Fill Your Plate for Polio events is Rotary Day on Saturday 23rd February 2020 – the day Rotary celebrates our 115th 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.
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.
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.
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.