Crocus Bulb Planting World Record Attempt

On a very wet Sunday morning on 13 October 2019 members of our Club participated with the Rotary Club of Redditch Kingfisher in their attempt to set a world record for an entry in the Guinness Book of Records. The event was an attempt to plant 12,000 crocus bulbs at Arrow Valley Park in Redditch in just one hour, which we achieved. The event was recorded on video and verified and witnessed in accordance with Guinness requirements. Amongst others, local RAF cadets and Rotaractors assisted with the planting. The event was staged in support of the international ‘End Polio Now’ campaign and World Polio Day which falls on 24 October this year. The event culminated in a vote of thanks by the Mayor of Redditch. In the first picture, Rotarian Priya Rampal is dressed in purple, which illustrates well the ‘Purple for Polio’ concept! Only three countries still have polio victims, Nigeria, Pakistan and Afghanistan. The fight to eradicate polio continues with the support of Rotary International, the World Health Organisation and the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation!! Thanks to our Club members Amal, Priya, Tony, Mu, Ray and Ron for supporting the event!

Pictured left to right are Past District Governor Gary Dancer, Assistant District Governor Amal Rampal, Rotarian Ray Sinclair and Rotarian Priya Rampal
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