Concert plan in end polio fight
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