Rotary steps up campaign to eradicate polio

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MEMBERS of St Andrews Kilrymont Rotary Club are stepping up their fund-raising campaign in support of the movement’s worldwide efforts to eradicate polio.

Local townspeople and Citizen readers are also being challenged to take part in a free competition to help raise awareness of the Rotarians’ efforts.

Since 1985, Rotary clubs throughout the world have been collecting funds to help eradicate polio, and huge strides have been achieved with the disease endemic now in only three countries globally.

President of the Kilrymont club, Anne Tait, said: ”It is estimated it will take a billion dollars for another four years to finish the job. We are nearly there.”

On March 29, the Kilrymont club will hold a race night in aid of The End Poio Now campaign. In addition, and as part of the fun leading up to it – – copies of the now very recognisable ‘Nearly There’ photograph are being displayed in 20 shop windows between and including South Street and North Street.

Competitors must identify the shops and the three people in the photos and send their answers to Anne Tait, 1 Aikman Place, St Andrews, KY16 8XS.

The winner of the £25 prize will be drawn at the club’s meeting on April 9.