2017

How (Not) to Erect a ShelterBox Tent

This is a light-hearted video showing some of our Rotarians erecting a ShelterBox tent during our recent Primary School Quiz night.

However, there is a much more serious side to these shelters. A ShelterBox consists of a family size tent, thermal blankets, a water purification system, solar lights, tools and cooking utensils. These shelters are designed to be sent anywhere in the world where emergency accommodation is required. Our Rotary Club, together with local primary schools, has been involved in raising funds to purchase these boxes.

Planting 5000 Crocuses

In October we planted 5000 purple crocus corms. The Rotary Purple4Polio campaign has been planting crocuses across the country to raise awareness of our effort to eradicate polio.

The colour purple represents the purple dye used to mark the finger of each child in mass immunisation programs across the world.

Our crocuses went to Millenium Park in Kinnoull at a community event, the Walled Garden, several care homes, and a children’s nursery. We were helped by residents and staff at the care homes, as well as community volunteers, and everyone seemed to enjoy the experience.