Rotary Club’s polio campaign gets a boost

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The Douglas Rotary Club End Polio Now campaign will have a presence on the international sporting stage at the end of this year in a football friendly match in France.

Players from the Isle of Man Ellan Vannin team will be wearing the new purple away kit which promotes the campaign for the first time in a match to be played in Toulouse on December 30.

A spokesman from the Manx International Football Association said they had been delighted to accept the invitation from the Occitan Football Association to play an international football friendly match against Occitania.

‘The match will be played in aid of Rotary Club International’s End Polio Now campaign whose logo the Ellan Vannin team proudly wear on their shirts,’ he said.

Members of the Douglas Rotary Club are hoping to support the match along with fellow Rotarian based in Toulouse.

Douglas Rotary Club has been working with the support of the Manx community to support the campaign to eradicate polio since 2011. During the period, club members have spoken to more than 6,000 of the island’s school children and raised more than £30,000.

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