Purple 4 Polio Crocuses for 2022

Continuing the success of our crocus planting over the last few years, find out how your Rotary Club or RHS Group can help paint District 1090 in the Thames Valley even more Purple4Polio in the Spring of 2022.


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In 2016, Rotary Clubs and RHS groups across Britain and Ireland planted over 7 million crocuses. We are particularly proud that in District 1090 clubs and their partners planted 340,000 crocus corms. In 2017, 2018, 2019 and 2020 (despite the pandemic) we repeated our success, working with schools and community groups to plant more bulbs.

The 2021 order forms for D1090 are available here to download, with the some instructions on how to plant a Rotary wheel and a template for a press release. 

crocus order form - Rotary Clubs (May2021)

crocus order form - Community Groups (May2021)

crocuses for polio FAQs (May 2021)

The Rotary in Great Britain and Ireland Polio Team have secured 2 million crocus corms which can be ordered at the price of £175 for a box of 4,000. These will be sold on a first come first served basis and if more can be secured it is expected that the price will rise. The absolute deadline for orders is 31st August 2021. This year we have two types of crocus and you can state your preference on the form. Other details are explained on the order form. Crocuses will be delivered to our district polio team in September and then distributed to clubs.

The aim of the crocuses is to raise awareness and raise funds for the End Polio Now campaign. Let's continue this project for a SIXTH YEAR!!


Visit the Growing Together to End Polio Now page to see the photos and reports of planting across the district in 2016 and the Crocuses in Bloom around the District page to see the results in the Spring of 2017.

And for more information about the ongoing Rotary GB&I campaign visit the Rotary GB&I Purple4Polio pages where you will find useful resources including briefing notes and logos, and a Purple Menu full of ideas for your club.


Updated 7th July 2021

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