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Focus on the Crocus

Local children from Southbrook School have been busy helping us to plant hundreds of crocus corms in the Playpark as part of the 'Focus on the Crocus' campaign organised by Rotary International Great Britain and Ireland. Rotary Day was held on 23rd February when our park was filled with purple flowering crocus plants. The Ruby Giant ‘purple' crocus represents the dye colour dabbed on children's little ‘pinkie' finger to indicate they have been immunised against polio in the few remaining parts of the globe since Rotary International commenced its campaign in 1985. The crocus planting has been a learning experience for the local school students - polio has been eradicated in this country before they were even born. Just what we needed to brighten up The Playpark. Thank you to everyone who helped.

The weather was chilly on the day that Mrs. Joyce Hall came along to see the tree planted in memory of her late husband Brian . But there were warm smiles all round. Thank you Mrs. Hall x . Mrs Hall reading the plaque. It reads :- Betula Albosinensis Fascination Planted in loving memory of Brian Hall 1922 -2009 Friend and Trustee in many capacities to the Exeter and District Mencap Society and the Mencap County Group.

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