It took a small team of enthusiastic Rotarians little more than an hour to plant 4,000 crocus bulbs in the grounds of a historic Shrewsbury building.
This was the third crocus bulb planting to be undertaken by members of Shrewsbury Severn Rotary Club at the Shrewsbury Abbey.
The group, comprising project leader Alun Humphreys, together with fellow Rotarians John Yeomans (president), Chris Heaven and Willie Strachan (both past presidents), completed the planting in a record-breaking time.
Said John Yeomans: “We are now well practiced at carefully cutting the turf and prodigiously planting the crocus bulbs which we hope will make a wonderful new display in the grounds of this lovely building next spring.
“The tradition of bulb planting is now very much part of our Rotary calendar and a service that we enjoy providing for the benefit of the local community.
“We appreciate the pleasure that these crocus bulbs provide for passers-by.”
The following http://www.rotarycrocus.com/
is a link to the Rotary Plus Campaign.
Added John: “Rotary crocuses are an easy way to reach out to the wider community to raise funds and awareness of End Polio Now.
“At the same time they help to raise the public profile of Rotary.”