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Crossley Park goes purple for polio – Derbyshire Live

Monday, 11 March, 2019

Crossley Park goes purple for polio – Derbyshire Live

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Crossley Park is ablaze with colour thanks to the Rotary Club of Amber Valley.

Rotary International has been supporting the world eradication of polio for several years – and purple is the colour associated with the campaign, because when a child is vaccinated by the programme, they have a finger dyed purple.

In the UK many Rotary Clubs have planted crocuses to promote the campaign, so each year the purple flowers are a reminder. The Rotary Club of Amber Valley planted several hundred in Crossley Park about five years ago, but in 2019, the mild weather has brought about a particularly good and early purple display.

Read more at: https://www.derbytelegraph.co.uk/news/derby-news/crossley-park-goes-purple-polio-2613885

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