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End Polio Now: Kingston Rotary Club raises £200
Members of Kingston Rotary Club shrugged off the snow on Saturday to raise more than £200 for a campaign to end polio.
Volunteers spent hours in Eden Walk, Kingston, to help Rotary International’s efforts to improve vaccination against the disease in Nigeria, Pakistan, and Afghanistan – the last countries where it is present.
Britain has been polio-free since the 1960s.
They handed out purple crocuses which symbolise the purple marks put on children’s fingers after they are vaccinated. A single dose of the vaccine costs about 50p.
Kingston Rotarians have been involved with the End Polio Now campaign since 1985.
For more information visit www.kingstonrotaryclub.org.uk/end-polio-now