Last week we had the pleasure of helping the Rotary Club’s Crocus Campaign who are one of the leading international fundraisers for the End Polio Now Campaign. Since 2012 Rotary Crocuses have raised around £1,200,000 and been distributed in 15 countries.
So, with the help of our volunteers, students from Burnley College and staff, we planted the bulbs. Simon Goff, Head of Green Spaces & Amenities at Burnley Council said, “Volunteers from the Community Farm did a great job planting 5,000 Crocus bulbs, despite some very heavy showers. We are looking forward to a brilliant display in the spring!”
Ed, from Pennine Lancashire Community Farm was delighted, “It was good to see our volunteers working alongside the Burnley Parks team and for all of us to have something to share with our families and friends in the coming months”.
Polio is a serious viral infection that used to be common in the UK and worldwide. Most people with polio don’t have any symptoms and won’t know they’re infected. But for up to 1 in 100 people, the polio virus causes temporary or permanent paralysis, which can be life-threatening. There’s no cure for polio, so it’s important to make sure that you and your children are fully vaccinated against it. The use of vaccination of this dangerous disease has made the condition rare.