Purple4Polio crocus corms planted across Great Britain and Ireland!
Rotary clubs have been working for several years with their local communities to plant purple crocus corms across Great Britain and Ireland. Both the planting and the blooming times have produced over 1,000 pieces of media coverage about the Rotary Polio Story and Rotary in the local community.
Many volunteers from our local areas including school children, youth groups, local parks and gardens teams and Royal Horticultural Society Britain in Bloom Groups and other community related gardening groups have helped with this campaign. We look forward to their help with planting more purple crocus corms in 2018 and anyone interested in getting involved should contact their local Rotary club.
The latest materials for Rotary clubs and other groups to use are shown below. Copies of the A4 Polio Fact Sheet – The Basics and the Polio Information Leaflet are available to purchase by contacting the Shop Team at the Alcester Support Centre. These and all the other leaflets and posters have been produced in a high resolution format with any necessary crop and bleed marks for groups to have printed professionally in the quantities they require.
Posters can be printed in sizes between A5 and A2 and are also available in ink-friendly versions which are suitable for home and professional printing. There is also the option to print posters which can be personalised with your own event information.
Please note the crocus species being used are Ruby Giant. Children should be supervised at all times and crocus corms should not be ingested. Crocus species are not toxic to people, however, if signs of sickness are seen medical advice should be sought immediately.