Crocus bulb deliveries for 20 care units courtesy of Carrickfergus Rotary

Carrickfergus Rotary Club has completed delivery of purple crocus bulbs to 20 care premises in east Antrim.

Tuesday, 27th October 2020, 6:29 pm

To mark World Polio Day (October 24), club members of the Rotary Club of Carrickfergus presented bags of bulbs to care homes, learning disability homes and sheltered dwelling sites as a small ‘thank you’ for their caring in the community, which has been highlighted even more through the current Covid pandemic.

The purple crocus is intimately associated with the worldwide Polio Eradication Initiative.

Club members said they thoroughly enjoyed their socially distanced and doorstep delivery service to premises in the Carrickfergus, Whitehead and Greenisland areas.

Shauna Caldwell, property housing administrator, with Rotarian Margaret Kerr at Wesley Court.

They met representatives from each home and were able to thank them in person. All the Rotarian deliverers reported on their warm reception and on the recipients’ cheerfulness, energy and resilience.

Brenda Houston, president of Carrickfergus Rotary, said: “With so many normal club activities currently cancelled or restricted, it was such a pleasure for us to be able to recognise the valuable services provided by our care workers in the borough.

“We hope the purple crocus bulbs will bring a splash of colour to their surroundings for many springs to come, while at the same time raising awareness of the continuing world polio eradication initiative.”

Read mayor’s reception for Rotary clubs here

Rotarian Denis Hession with Lesley Magill at McNiece Fold.


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Gillian Courtney, Rotarian Derek Coles, Joanne Alderdice, manager and Liz Jeffrey at Carrickfergus Manor.
Fiona Grey, manager, with Rotarian Jackie Stewart at Victoria Court.
Rotarian Jackie Stewart with Eleanor and Babin from Chester Care Home, Whitehead.
Gillian Kennedy, support manager, Abbeyfield House.