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Purple gin is just the tonic for polio

Purple gin is just the tonic for polio

World Polio Day is just around the corner, and to mark the occasion a special purple gin has been created and being promoted by a Rotary club in Lancashire.

The cork is out of the bottle, following the World Polio Day successful launch of Passionately Purple gin by the spirit of comedy and local star Bobby Ball, assisted by Past Rotary GBI President Denis Spiller and Lytham President John Edwards.

A gathering of enthusiasts heard that hundreds of homes across Rotary GBI and internationally want the high-demand release.

This took place at the iconic Lytham Windmill overlooking the Ribble Estuary and was captured on drone as the the windmill is illuminated in a rich purple.

Rotary Lytham has pushed the boundaries of possibility by creating a Rotary-first purple craft gin, distilled exclusively for them on the South Fylde coast in Lancashire by Sandgrown Spirits.

Purple is the colour of the End Polio Now campaign and Sandgrown Spirit has created ‘Passionately Purple’, a magical colour-changing gin, bursting with the flavour of blueberries to mark World Polio Day on October 24th and to raise funds in a unique and enjoyable way.

Deceptively dry, this smooth juniper-led gin has been made with nine carefully selected botanicals and it has an extra magic.

Bottles cost £35 each plus packing and postage of £5.50.

Every bottle sold will raise £6.20 towards the End Polio Now campaign.

Every £6.20 raised will attract a further £12.40 from The Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation.

This is the equivalent of providing potentially life-saving vaccinations for 93 children.

The successful launch of the #Purple4Polio gin

This special limited edition gin will not be available in the shops, it can only be purchased online through Rotary Lytham and or via District Governors for Rotary members.

In an attempt to cut costs, bulk order opportunities are available for Rotary districts and clubs, but individuals who require a speedy service, perhaps for a birthday or a wedding anniversary, can order single bottles and have them home delivered for only £5.50 extra.

Cases consisting of six bottles can be delivered overnight to the UK mainland from £9.95.

Larger orders, such as boxes of six or 12 can be delivered to the Rotary Support Centre in Alcester for collection by a member of the district team.

A meeting up service is possible for large orders, please ask for details using the contact details below.

Please download the order form to complete your purchase. Order forms can be sent via post on the address provided or to Herbert Chatters via email.

If you have any further questions please contact Rob Duncan on 07736 742777 or Herbert Chatters on 01253 836381.

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