As a Rotarian with the Rotary Club of Rochester, Councillor David Brake, Ward Councillor for Walderslade, has enlisted the help of the local scouts, volunteers from Medway Norse and his Ward Councillor colleague Councillor Adrian Gulvin to plant 4,000 crocus bulbs in and around Walderslade.
The bulbs will bloom in the month of February 2021 into a beautiful purple colour which will commemorate the effort by Rotary International, with partners across the World, to eradicate Polio. The significance of the colour purple comes from the colour of the indelible ink used when immunising children. Where no proper records can show who and who has not been immunised, medics dip the child’s little finger in the ink. This stays on for about 7 – 10 days to show that they have been immunised against polio. Throughout the world this come to be known as the “little purple pinkies”!
The photograph shows Councillor Adrian Gulvin and Councillor David Brake together with two Medway Norse volunteers planting bulbs by the Walderslade By-Pass.
For further information please go to: www.rotarygbi.org