NORTHWICH is to show its support for World Polio Day by lighting up prominent landmarks purple.

The move has been made by Northwich Rotary clubs, which will see St Helen Church, Witton Cenotaph, Town Bridge and many more buildings sporting a shade of purple between October 21 and 26.

Anderton Boat Lift will also be dressed up in purple bunting and Purple4Polio crocus bulbs will be planted in flower beds across the town.

This is part of a nationwide series of events to celebrate the achievements of Rotary since launching its Purple4Polio initiative more than 30 years ago.

Many of these events will use the colour purple, which is a symbolic colour inspired by the dye painted on the finger of a child who has received the potentially life-saving polio vaccine.

Speaking about the initiative, Northwich Rotary Foundation chairs Denise Wilkinson and Malcolm Ross said: “We are proud to be marking World Polio Day locally and recognising the work of Rotary, our partners and the millions of people involved in the fight for a polio free world.

“Only together can we end polio, and we can all play our part in the continuing global efforts to eradicate the infection.

“We would like to thank Northwich Town Council, the Northwich business sector and the people of Northwich for their ongoing support in this campaign.”

If you would like to support Rotary in their campaign to eradicate polio, donations can be made via the Northwich Rotary Club website or in the Nationwide branch on The Bull Ring.