On Friday 6th January Banstead Rotary Club and the Banstead Village in Bloom joined forces to plant 4,000 crocus corms on the verge alongside Banstead Library in the village Why are we doing this? Since 1985 Rotary’s 1.4 million members worldwide have been working hard to rid the world of polio, a crippling disease that severely disables and even kills children. The purple crocus corms planted here and across Britain and Ireland during the Autumn each symbolise the purple dye painted on the little fingers of the 3 billion children worldwide when they have been vaccinated. To help raise money for the immunisations the Rotary movement has adopted the purple crocus. They will flower each February when Rotary celebrates its birthday. To find out how you can help to eradicate polio worldwide, or, for more information about the work of Rotary contact Banstead Rotary on the website www.bansteadrotary.com and you can find photos Website www.bansteadrotary.com Twitter @BansteadRotary Facebook www.facebook.com/bansteadrotaryclub Membership of the Club is open to men and women. For information on joining please contact us via social media and we will be pleased to help you.