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From 12:00pm to 14:00pm
Please help Rotary eliminate Polio. Since Rotary and its partners launched the Global Polio Eradication Initiative (GPEI) over 30 years ago, the incidence of polio has plummeted by more than 99.99%.
The number of cases has fallen from about 350,000 across 125 countries to just 22 cases in 2017 in just three remaining polio-endemic countries: Afghanistan; Pakistan; and Nigeria.
Whilst tremendous progress has been made, the final steps on any journey are often the some of the hardest and 2018 has been far from easy, with 14 cases in the first eight months of the year. The end is very much in sight and Rotary has committed to raising US $150 million between 2017-20 in support of global eradication efforts.
The Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation will match Rotary’s commitment 2:1 so every £1 becomes raised £3. Without full funding and political commitment, this paralysing disease could return to previously polio-free countries, putting children everywhere at risk, including the UK.
Organised by the Rotary Satellite in Orpington, please support our charity lunch at LSEC's student led BR6 Restaurant on Polio.
There will be a Raffle and drinks will be available for purchase. Only 40 places available so book immediately to be sure of attending. Why not wear something purple?
£16.50 per head. To book your place, please email: firstname.lastname@example.org
Your name, number of places required & special dietary needs/allergies. Confirmation and payment details will be sent by email.