Members of Sleaford Kesteven Rotary Club took part in a litter pick in and around Ruskington at the end of February as a way of celebrating the 110th birthday of the Rotary movement.
There was also a stand in the entrance to the Co-op food store which was offering fabric crocus buttonholes in return for a donation, supporting the movement’s ‘End Polio Now’ campaign. It raised £132. Rotarian Tony Dixon explained villagers were not only very generous but very complimentary about all the Rotary Club’s efforts.
Each crocus comes on an information card which tells the story of the eradication programme and Rotary’s pivotal role in it. It provides the wearer with the answer to the question ‘that’s a nice flower, what’s it for?’ The crocus was chosen as the purple colour matched the dye painted on the fingers of children who have been immunised.