Polio Plus is a project that started with Rotary International and has acquired many supporters.
It began in 1979 with the object of ridding the world of polio, a disease that paralysed mainly the young and left many millions crippled for life, with calipered or withered limbs, or even trapped inside an iron lung, which did their breathing for them, for life.
It was rife in the 20th century though now is prevented in most countries by vaccination and currently exists only in three countries worldwide. It has to be eliminated as it is highly contagious and could return to us so long as one case remains.
What has this to do with Rotary in Bingham and Radcliffe-on-Trent?
We raise money to buy drugs and pay medicos to stop it spreading and to get rid of it altogether.
We are supported by UNESCO and philanthropists like Bill and Melinda Gates who give us £2 for every £1 that we raise.
So far, Rotary International in Britain and Ireland have raised over £20m over the years.
You could become part of the marvellous movement and enjoy doing great things by becoming a member of your local club, which meets every available Monday at 6:30pm for 6:45pm at
the Horse and Plough in Bingham for a social meal (or not) to enjoy a social outing that plans programmes to help local people and throughout the world.
We need women and men of goodwill who wish to use their skills and expertise contribute to the community they live or work in.
You could be one of the largest networking organisations in the world and become a member not only of your local club in Bingham, but automatically of every club in the world.
Wherever there is a rotary club, there is someone waiting to welcome you – in the UK or in most democratic countries worldwide. Exciting or what!
Contact Norman on 01400 282361 or Andy on 01400 282115 who will be happy to answer any of your queries.
By Norman Bertram