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Barnstaple Rotarians plant crocuses at children’s hospice to mark World Polio Day

Pictured (from left): Rotary Club of Barnstaple Link members Eddie Dymond, Graeme Davidson, Mike Wilcox, club president Ralph Gordon and Richard Smith.

Members of the Rotary Club of Barnstaple Link have been busy planting crocus bulbs at Little Bridge House to mark World Polio Day on Thursday, October 24.

Club president Ralph Gordon and four fellow Rotarians planted 250 bulbs at the entrance of the children’s hospice in Fremington as part of Rotary International’s campaign to raise awareness of efforts to eradicate polio.

When they flower towards the end of Februray, the grounds of the Children’s Hospice South West hospice will be carpeted in purple crocuses. Crocuses at Little Bridge House

Gary Hatch, maintenance manager at Little Bridge House, said: “It was lovely to welcome members of Rotary Barnstaple Link back to Little Bridge House this morning.

“Rotarians have planted hundreds of bulbs here over a number of years and not only are they raising vital awareness of World Polio Day, but we know we're in for a real treat here when spring arrives.”

The club thanked St Johns Garden Centre for making a contribution towards the crocus bulbs.