St Albans Rotary Priory president on polio mission to India risk areas

PUBLISHED: 12:00 22 February 2015

St Albans priory rotary club president Caroline Ellis and her husband Brian at home packing their bags to visit India for the End Polio Now campaign

St Albans priory rotary club president Caroline Ellis and her husband Brian at home packing their bags to visit India for the End Polio Now campaign

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Rotary president Caroline Ellis is keeping faith with the organisation's campaign to eradicate polio by travelling to at-risk areas of India later this month to immunise thousands of children.

Caroline, president of the Rotary Club of St Albans Priory, will join a group of 76 volunteers from across the UK as well as meeting up with 250 other Rotary International members to help with the immunisation of children across the country.

She is travelling to India with the project for the first time and commented: “It is incredible to think that since making the pledge in 1985 to eradicate polio, Rotarians have pulled together to combat the disease all over the world.

“Travelling to India and working with fellow Rotarians illustrates how important it is to be involved in community projects that are not just on your doorstep.”

Caroline added: “It’s important that we don’t lose momentum if we are going to beat this disease and the large group of Rotarians travelling out this year illustrates that we are still as passionate as ever.”

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