16th Dec, 2017

Green-fingered pupils roll up their sleeves to give park a makeover

THOUSANDS of purple crocuses are set to spring up in a Warwick park next year.

Warwick Avon Rotary Club was joined by volunteer organisations to prepare the turf for planting at St Nicholas Park.

And Coten End Primary school pupils rolled up their sleeves to help bury 5,000 bulbs ready for spring.

The flowers will represent the club’s Purple for Polio project which aims to eradicate polio across the globe by funding a vaccine for young children. The project has helped wipe out the disease from all but three countries including Nigeria, Pakistan and Afghanistan.

And to the surprise of Rotary president Roger Buckle and members, the school presented a cheque for £800, raised by pupils through odd jobs for families and friends.

The donation will provide oral vaccines for around 12,000 children.

The club thanked the teachers, volunteers and the ‘wonderful’ children for their input.

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