On the 23rd February we once again took part in Purple Pinkie Day. Purple Pinkie is a campaign by Rotary District 1240 to raise money for Polio Plus – one of the world’s biggest ever immunisation programmes.
Polio, caused by the infectious disease Poliomyelitis, has no cure. It is a crippling and potentially fatal disease. Children under the age of five are at the greatest risk and within hours can be paralysed for the rest of their lives.
However Polio is easy to prevent. A child can be vaccinated for just 50p, protecting the child against this crippling disease for life. When a child is vaccinated, they have a purple stamp put on their little finger – giving them a Purple Pinkie. The aim of Polio Plus is to rid the world of Polio once and for all, destroying the virus in every last country.
We held a non-uniform day and children and staff came to school dressed wearing something Purple or Pink. Parents were also encouraged to join in and wear purple. The day raised £71 for this worthy cause.