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Aldeburgh schoolchildren help Rotary campaign to finally end polio

PUBLISHED: 10:19 15 June 2017 | UPDATED: 10:19 15 June 2017

Aldeburgh Primary School pupils and teachers raised more than £100 towards Rotary International’s goal to end polio. Picture: GORDON GILBERT

Aldeburgh Primary School pupils and teachers raised more than £100 towards Rotary International’s goal to end polio. Picture: GORDON GILBERT

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Children at a Suffolk school have done their bit for a worldwide campaign to eradicate polio.

As part of a campaign started in December last year, the children of Aldeburgh Primary School, together with their teachers, raised more than £100 towards Rotary International’s goal to end the infectious disease.

In turn, 16 pupils in the Year Six class will receive a dictionary presented by the Rotary Club of Saxmundham.

The Purple4Polio campaign is designed to raise awareness and funds as part of End Polio Now. Since 1985, the number of polio cases worldwide has fallen 99.9%.

The club has provided purple crocus corms to junior schools in the area, including Aldeburgh, Yoxford, Snape and Coldfair Green, to plant as part of the campaign.

A member of the club has also been visiting schools and telling children about polio.

Purple represents the colour of dye applied to vaccinated children’s fingers overseas.

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