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Ade Adepitan joins Redbridge Rotary Club members to highlight polio campaign

PUBLISHED: 10:38 30 October 2017 | UPDATED: 10:51 30 October 2017

Redbridge Rotary Club helped plant 50,000 purple crocuses at Queen Elizabeth Olympic Park on World Polio Day. Picture: Rotary Club

Redbridge Rotary Club helped plant 50,000 purple crocuses at Queen Elizabeth Olympic Park on World Polio Day. Picture: Rotary Club

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Paralympian and polio survivor Ade Adepitan and TV presenters Konnie Huq and Julia Roberts joined members of the public and Rotarians for a mass planting of 50,000 purple crocuses at Queen Elizabeth Olympic Park to mark World Polio Day.

Redbridge Rotary Club president Barry Scrutton and members Mike Wren and Eve Conway took part in the event organised by Rotarians on Tuesday, October 24 at the park in Stratford.

Eve, vice-chairman of the End Polio Now: Countdown to History Campaign Committee, said: “What better place to plant 50,000 beautiful crocuses than this lovely park, enjoyed by millions? We are so close to eradicating polio from across the world and it’s vitally important that we continue raising awareness and funds.”

The Purple4Polio campaign is so named because of the colour of the dye placed on the little finger on the left hand of a child to show they have been immunised against polio.

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