Con­cert plan in end po­lio fight

The Galloway News - - DISTRICT NEWS -

Kirkcud­bright Ro­tary Club has been back­ing Ro­tary’s in­ter­na­tional cam­paign to erad­i­cate po­lio.

The pro­gramme has been run­ning for more than 30 years and in that time the num­ber of cases has fallen 99.99 per cent with the num­ber of en­demic coun­tries drop­ping from 125 to three.

With 22 cases of po­lio world­wide in 2017, Ro­tary and its part­ners are on the brink of erad­i­cat­ing just the sec­ond hu­man dis­ease in his­tory.

Oc­to­ber 24 wasWorld Po­lio Day with vol­un­teers around the world cel­e­brat­ing be­ing on the brink of get­ting rid of po­lio for­ever.

Kirkcud­bright Ro­tary was in at the start and has been sup­port­ing Ro­tary’s End Po­lio Now cam­paign since 1998. From 2014 un­til now, the club has raised more than $11,000.

In re­cent years, the club has or­gan­ised many events rang­ing from a char­ity con­cert and quiz, tree and cro­cus plant­ing and pur­ple pinky through the lo­cal pri­mary schools.

Next year, in con­junc­tion with Kirkcud­bright Academy, there will be an­other char­ity con­cert which is sched­uled for March 21.

This is some­thing Ro­tary can­not do alone and is why it is grate­ful to have such tremen­dous sup­port from busi­nesses, schools, res­i­dents and vis­i­tors.

Back­ing Academy pupils ran a jam­fest for End Po­lio Now. Judges Paul Te­bay, Katie Wright and Penny Smith are pic­tured

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