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A little bit of rain won't stop the campaign to End Polio Now

Coalville Belvoir Rotary Club recently invited local schools to support Walk-a-Mile, raising awareness of Rotary’s End Polio Now campaign.

End Polio Now Picture

Local Primary Schools, Warren Hills and Griffydam, were very keen to help and both held successful Walk-a-Mile events, raising over £200 for the campaign.

One of the pupils, when asked by mum if the event would go ahead in the wet weather, said "of course it will go ahead, it is to support children who are poorly and a little bit of rain won't hurt us"

Walk-a-Mile events are scheduled to coincide with World Polio Day, on 24 October, which celebrates the progress made in the fight against polio.

Walk a Mile End Polio Now Flyer

Polio mainly affects children under age 5. There is no cure but it is preventable with a vaccine. With support from donors, Rotary and partners, cases have been reduced by 99.9% since 1988 and over 400 million children every year are immunised against polio. Until we end polio forever, every child is at risk. Nobody should have to suffer from a preventable disease.

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