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Watford Rotarians help hospital bloom

 Published on: 12th March 2015   |   By: The Newsdesk   |   Category:

A new garden was opened this week at Watford Hospital thanks to a generous donation from Watford Rotary Club. The new garden, which includes a specially built circular bench, is located close to the hospital’s car park and is intended to be an attractive area where patients, visitors and staff can take time out. The garden is planted with purple crocuses to celebrate the role Rotary Clubs across the world have played in the fight against Polio. Rotary Clubs sell purple fabric crocuses to support the End Polio Now campaign.  The crocus was chosen as the purple colour matched the dye painted on the fingers of children who have been immunised. Rotary Clubs have helped to immunise more than 2 billion children against polio in 122 countries. The garden was officially opened by the Chair of Watford, Hemel and St Albans hospitals, Mahdi Hasan and the Chair of the Watford Rotary Club, Ginny Edwards. Mr Hasan said: “I was delighted to officially open the garden today and I’d like to thank Watford Rotary Club for their generous support. “The garden looks lovely and is a place where patients, visitors and staff can relax.” Ms Edwards added: “Rotary is about supporting communities and the garden demonstrates how Rotary impacts on both our local and our international communities. The Rotary Club meets every Wednesday and we would be delighted to see people who would like to know how they can be involved in this great organisation, you can find out more on www.rotarywatford.org.” The Rotary Club has donated more than £1,000 to fund the garden.

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