Morley Glass & Glazing is doing its part in the fight for the global eradication of polio, by donating to the Rotary Club via sales of the charity’s lapel badges to support its worldwide vaccination programme.
The business raised £202 from sales of the crocus-shaped buttonholes, which are purple to match the colour of the dye painted on the fingers of children who have been immunised.
Derek Davidson, secretary at The Rotary Club of Roundhay, said: “I have personally seen the devastating effect that polio can have on people’s lives when I visited to participate in one of the Rotary’s National Immunisation Days.
“It is thanks to the efforts of everyone who donates to our programme that we may finally see the end of this disease.”
Since the Rotary Club initiated the Purple Crocus programme in 1985 the cases of polio throughout the world have dropped from over 100,000 a year to less than 50 reported cases in 2016, with hopes that vaccinations and early detection could see the disease globally eradicated as soon as 2018.
Later this year, Morley Glass & Glazing will once again be the headline sponsor of the Rotary Club of Roundhay’s 6th annual North Leeds Charity Beer Festival, which raises in excess of £7,000 each year for local, national and international causes.
To find out more about how you can help the End Polio Now campaign visit www.rotarycrocus.com