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Evening Meeting With Amanda Mckean, Director Canterbury Festival

30th April 2024
Venue: Cricket Ground

Evening meeting with Amanda McKean, Director, Canterbury Festival.
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Lunchtime Meeting Agm & May Business Meeting

7th May 2024
Venue: Cricket Ground
Lunchtime meeting 12.30pm for 1pm meal Annual General Meeting to be followed by the May Business Meeting.
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St Dunstan’s Church goes purple for polio

Once again we joined together with the Rotary Club of Canterbury Sunrise to light St Dunstan’s church purple to mark World Polio Day. Our aim is to raise awareness of polio and the efforts of Rotary worldwide to eradicate the disease.

The lights were set up by past presidents Philip Abbott and Martin Ward, as well as other members of the two clubs. Current presidents Tony Loughran (our Club) and Sinitta Nightingale (Sunrise) joined together to read out some important information about polio.

Currently only two countries still have cases of wild type polio (Pakistan and Afghanistan), which means there are still high hopes for eradication of this life-threatening disease. Ongoing vaccinations programmes and awareness-raising is important to keep case numbers in decline.

Purple, inspired by the colour of the dye painted on a child’s little finger to signify they have received their polio vaccine, has come to symbolise the fight against polio.

You can find out more about End Polio Now here.

Picture: St Dunstan’s Church lit up in purple. Picture credit: Rotary Club of Canterbury. 


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