The Rotary Club of the Studios of Elstree and Borehamwood meet twice a month on the 2nd and 4th Tuesday's of each month.

Crocus Planting

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On Saturday 28th of October the club organised a planting session to raise awareness and support the End Polio Now campaign on Saturday 28th of October 2023

This campaign, led by Rotary International, has made significant strides in nearly eradicating polio worldwide. The event saw the participation of eight dedicated Rotarians and an additional eight friends and volunteers.

During this planting session, over 3,000 crocus corms were planted in a designated areas at the Elstree & Borehamwood train station and at Allum Manor & Hall. £175 was spent on buying the corms. 

The Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation Contribute £3 for every £1 spent thus £700 will be spent on the Polio vaccine.

During the planting session, the club seized the opportunity to promote two essential community projects: the Book Swap scheme which promotes literacy and fosters a sense of community by creating a space for individuals to connect through literature. The scheme not only enhances access to reading materials but also encourages social interaction and the exchange of ideas among residents.

The event also promoted Rotary 'Message in a Bottle', a programme enables users to store essential medical information about medications in a designated bottle placed in their fridge.

A corresponding sticker is affixed to their front door, alerting paramedics and first responders to the presence of vital medical information. This initiative ensures that residents receive proper medical attention in emergencies and enhances their overall safety and well-being.

In addition, a special tribute was made by the club planting some crocii in a memorial area at St. Teresa's Church in honour of Fr. Dominic, the local Catholic priest for Elstree and Borehamwood, who sadly passed away at the beginning of October.

The significance of the club's activities did not go unnoticed, with Rotary District Governor Suraiya Kassamally joining the group during the crocus planting session.

Crocus Planting St Teresa's
Crocus Planting 2023
District Govenor Crocus Planting 2023