Cubs help to plant Crocuses to highlight campaign aiming to wipe out Polio

2 November 2016

Local Cubs Scouts have helped a Lowestoft community organisation to plant 5.000 bulbs to highlight a campaign to rid the world of Polio

Cubs, their leaders and helpers from 1st Carlton Colville and 1st Pakefield teamed up with the town’s three Rotary clubs to help to launch the nationwide Purple4Polio campaign in Lowestoft.

Chris Trindall spokesman for the three Lowestoft Rotary Clubs said “as an organisation Rotary are working to ensure that polio is eradicated for good, and with fewer cases now being reported we believe we can end this deadly disease forever.

As part of the campaign we are teaming up with a number of other organisations, including Cub Scouts, to transform selected public spaces around the town by planting crocus corms – which will create a bed of purple in the spring when the flowers bloom. The two areas we planted today were at grassy locations in Yarmouth Road and in the High Street.”

Purple was chosen for the initiative, as it is the colour marked on the little fingers of children during mass immunisation sessions to signify that they have been protected against polio.