Polio Event in Central London


Members of the District Team and representatives of the media met at the Corinthia Hotel in Central London on World Polio Day, 24 October 2016, to talk about the final stages of Rotary International’s signature project – Polio Eradication.

With input from Rotary’s leaders in Great Britain and Ireland, and Rotary’s worldwide Polio Eradication Advocate Judith Diment, supported by London’s Rotary Foundation Chairman Tom Hunt, the evening was full of useful information and comment.


In particular, Gautum Lewis (above on the left), a child polio sufferer in Calcutta/Kolkota, moved the audience with the story of his early life and with his insight into the future for those who suffered polio in their youth.