Crocus plant at Sidmouth for polio campaign

Sidmouth youngsters plant bulbs at The Byes

PUPILS from All Saints Infants School, Sidmouth helped members of the Rotary Club of Sidmouth and the East Devon District Council Street Scene to plant the best part of 1,000 crocus bulbs in The Byes on Friday (October 15).

The effort was part of the Rotary Club’s Thanks for Life campaign to eradicate polio across the world, which is running for a second year.

To coincide with the 2011 campaign, there are several End Polio Now events organised across the UK and Ireland around Rotary Day on February 23, 2011, and it is hoped that the bulbs, which are being planted in their thousands all over the country in an effort to raise awareness of the cause, will flower by then.

The money raised by these events will be contributed to polio vaccinations all over the world.

The 18 youngsters had a good time getting their hands dirty and raising awareness for a very good cause.