Once again, on 2013 Rotary Day, the members and friends of the Rotary Club of Seahouses and District will be raising the profile of the global End Polio Now campaign.
Watch out for displays and leaflets from Saturday, February 16, and on worldwide Rotary Day (Saturday, February 23), please give generously to the bucket collection in Seahouses Co-op (with thanks to the manager and staff).
Remember, just 20p protects one child from polio, for life.
Nwankwo Kanu, Nigerian football forward, supports End Polio Now and says: “As a proud Nigerian footballer, I have scored many goals for my country.
“But there is one goal I still need to score.
“I want to help Nigeria kick polio out forever.
“Growing up in Owerri, I practiced every day from sunrise to sunset in the hope of one day playing for my country.
“Through years of hard work and dedication, I have been able to fulfil my dream.
“But some of our children will never have the same opportunities I did; children who fall victim to polio, a devastating disease that continues to threaten our communities.
“Many polio victims will never walk again, let alone compete on the football field.
“Today, our country has a tremendous opportunity to show the world that we are committed to protecting Nigerian children — and children around the world — from this crippling disease.
“We cannot let this opportunity slip away.”
Rotary is a voluntary organisation and all donations go to the point of need. Please remember just 20p protects one child from polio for life.
Further information about the Rotary International fight to End Polio Now and about other aspects of the work of Rotary, locally and internationally, can be obtained from Margaret Claydon on 01665 720472 or from Jeff Bell-Taylor on firstname.lastname@example.org