Carnforth Rotarians, family and friends walked 1 mile and asked each sponsor to give £1 to raise funds for End Polio Now Campaign. This was a District 1190 initiative which it is hoped will go nationally and even internationally and continue until Polio is eradicated world wide. The world has to be Polio free for 3 years before it is recognised as being totally eradicated.
The colour purple is used for this campaign because the ‘pinky’ finger of every child vaccinated is dyed purple so that they only have one jab.
Well done to everyone who took part, sponsored the walkers or gave generous donations. Carnforth Rotarians, families and friends raised a total of £478.13 which when donated to Rotary’s PolioPlus campaign, the Bill and Melinda Gates’s Foundation will matched $2 for every $1 equivalent donated by Rotarians.
Together we can rid the world of this horrendous disease.