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Rutherglen Rotary Club has teamed up with Calderwood Primary in a bid to combat a deadly disease.
The club presented Rotary crocus bulbs - the symbol of the End Polio Now campaign - to youngsters at the school who took the project to their hearts.
Children planted the bulbs and decorated the plant pots with End Polio posters, made arts and craft work and held a coffee morning to tell people about the disease.
At the coffee morning the children’s choir sang and pupils sold craft crocus badges and gave a presentation on polio.
The Rotary crocus, which comes with an information card telling the story of the eradication programme and Rotary’s role in it, is one of the leading international fundraisers for the End Polio Now campaign. It has raised around £300,000.
Polio kills and paralyses young children and there is no cure, but it can be easily prevented through immunisation.
Calderwood teacher Irene Bloomer said: “I was so proud of my class for working so hard on the day and in the lead- up to the wonderful event.
“Everyone seemed to have a super time and we have raised almost £500, which will help to buy vaccines for the eradication of polio.
“We have enjoyed working in partnership with Rutherglen Rotary Club and look forward to participating in similar events with them.
“A big thanks goes to our parents, family and friends for their continued support in these events.”
Every £ 1 Rotary gives for polio immunisation is increased to £ 3 by the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation.
The crocus was chosen as the End Polio symbol as the purple colour matches the dye painted on the fingers of children who have been immunised.
I was so proud of my class for working so hard Irene Bloomer
Campaign Children at Calderwood Primary threw themselves into the End Polio Now campaign