Thousands of purple crocus bulbs have been planted this week as part of a Carnoustie group’s commitment to eradicating polio.
Volunteers from the Rotary Club of Carnoustie braved the bitter cold at the weekend to plant 6000 purple crocus bulbs down at Carnoustie Golf Links in support of the Rotary International End Polio Campaign.
An additional 2000 bulbs have also been donated to Woodlands Primary School and Carlogie Primary School for planting within their respective school grounds.
Lorraine Young, President of the Rotary Club of Carnoustie, said: “This weekend we planted 6000 crocus bulbs adjacent to the Barry Burn and the infamous 18th Hole on the Golf Links.
“Our thanks go to the Carnoustie Golf Links Management Committee for all their help and cooperation in this endeavour.
“Rotary International’s largest project is the eradication of Polio. In 2015 there were only 74 new cases of polio worldwide compared with 359 in 2014.
“The contribution made by the Rotary Club of Carnoustie will further assist this great cause and enhance the designated areas in the Spring.”
Since Rotary International launched their campaign to eradicate polio in 1979, with the first innoculations being administered in the Phillippines, the global incidence of polio has fallen by 99.9 per cent.
In that time Rotarians have ensured that 2.5 billion children have been immunised in 122 countries.