All in purple for Purple Pinkies!
Purple Pinkies Pub Crawl Picks up Prize!
This year London Rotaract brought home the World Rotaract Week prize for best End Polio Now event, against hopefuls from across Great Britain & Ireland.
Every year World Rotaract Week takes place in March and Rotaract in Great Britain & Ireland hold a competition in support of the End Polio Now $100 Million challenge. All across the nation clubs are encouraged to be creative and find new ways of raising awareness for End Polio Now and to raise a minimum of US$100. The more people who get involved the better.
This year the Rotaract London clubs decided to join forces to raise awareness and funds for End Polio now. We chose a strip of pubs in Hammersmith, arranged permission in advance and went from pub to pub handing out leaflets, answering questions and collecting donations. Did we mention that we were all wearing purple? Yes, as part of the theme everyone had something purple so we were a large purple mass moving from pub to pub, attracting attention for the cause. We collected more than our US$100 target and more than that, we handed out lots of leaflets and answered questions about polio and spoke about the work of Rotary International. Rotarians showed their support too, helping us with the Tabbards, Buckets and End Polio Now flyers and we even had a Rotarian join us for the event. It was great to have the clubs uniting for a common cause and the night was a success! The District 1130 Rotaractors were named this year’s competition winners – a great start to a great year.
Look out for us in next year’s competition!
On the move!
Taking a break before we hit the road again!
All in purple, including our Rotarian, Sarah.