This coming Thursday (March 16) during the morning in Brigg Market Place we have organised a exhibition about the work that Rotary has undertaken over the last 30 years.
When Rotary pledged to ride the world of polio back in 1985, when there were over 1000 cases a day were being detected across 125 countries.
In 2016 there were only 37 cases worldwide in three countries. The centre piece of the display is a iron lung which children had to use when there chest muscles became constricted due to them catching polio.
This exhibition is part of the ongoing awareness raising that Rotary is promoting and supports the Purple4Polio appeal. In Brigg and surrounding villages with the support of businesses, residents and local Councils the Rotary Club of Brigg has managed to sell 24,770 crocus corms.
As you travel around our area that is why you can see so many purple crocuses flowering. This has meant that we have been able to raise which is then made up to by the Bill Gates Foundation. All the money will go to buying polio vaccinations.
President Ambrose of the Brigg Rotary Club said "I wish to say a big thank you to all who have supported this very worthwhile project which will make a significant difference in helping to eradicate polio in our lifetime"