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Newark: Long Bennington Rotary Club to plant thousands of crocus corms as part of End Polio Now campaign

A rotary club is aiming to plant 4,000 crocus corms as part of an End Polio Now campaign.

It follows a successful campaign in Long Bennington in 2020 when corms were planted outside St James Village Hall, in Witham Meadow and at Woods Close.

Local schools are encouraging year six pupils to raise money to buy crocuses ­— adopted by Rotary International as a symbol of polio ­— to plant and to learn about the meaning behind the campaign.

The purple crocus flowers (42903121)
The purple crocus flowers (42903121)

There are only two countries left in the world with polio ­— Pakistan and Afghanistan.

Rotary International is working to pay for vaccines.

To donate to End Polio Now, go to https://www.rotarygbi.org/donatepolio/.

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