Here’s a tried and tested way for every Club to raise funds and awareness for Rotary and the End Polio Now Campaign.
Only launched in 2012 it has already raised around £300,000 for End Polio Now.
How it Works: Fabric crocus buttonholes are offered to members of the public in return for a donation. When donors wear their crocuses they become walking adverts and trigger countless conversations about Rotary and the End Polio Now Campaign.

Each Crocus comes on an information card which tells the story of the eradication program and Rotary’s pivotal role in it. It provides the wearer with the answer to the question ‘that’s a nice flower, what’s it for?’
The Crocus was chosen as the purple colour matched the dye painted on the fingers of children who have been immunised against Polio.
What a Crocus Costs and How Much it can Raise:
Each Crocus costs 33p (excluding P & P) and has the potential to raise £3 for Polio immunisation (9 x Return on Investment). The average donation is £1 and the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation will add a further £2.
How to Use the Crocus: The Crocus is ideal to support Rotary Day, World Polio Day or any other fundraising occasion.
It can be used for public collections, fundraising on counter-tops in shops and businesses, in schools and Rotary events.
Toye & Co. are the UK distributors for the Rotary Crocus. We make no profit from the sale of these items.

Rotary Crocus Brochure
Counter-Top Box Information Sheet
Street Collection Box Information Sheet