The Rotary Club of Moe undertook a project in February 2020 to sell bags of purple crocus bulbs to support End Polio Now, an important global initiative to eradicate polio.  We sold 500 bulbs to Rotarians and their friends and families, which enabled the Club to make a $200 donation to the End Polio Now campaign. 
 
The purple bulbs represent the purple dye used to mark the little finger of children who have been vaccinated in endemic countries.   The polio eradication program has seen millions of children across the world vaccinated against this crippling and deadly disease.
It was wonderful to receive the news recently that the World Health Organisation (WHO) African region has been declared officially certified free of wild poliovirus.   An incredible achievement and another step towards global eradication of polio.
 
With the impact of COVID-19 on our lives over the past few months, it has been wonderful to receive photos of those little patches of purple crocus popping up in gardens and pots to bring a little Spring joy.