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Tomato Sauce - Wilkins of Tiptree in Essex have generously donated over 50,000 bottles of their famous tomato ketchup to Rotary in Britain and Ireland. Individual Rotarians donate a £1 for the bottle and once the sauce is used they fill the bottle with coins - a tremendous way to raise money. There are many novel ways of promoting the campaign including seeing how far an individual bottle will travel on its fundraising journey.

Richard Digance, singer, comedian and star of TV showed his support for Purple Pinkie by writing a special poem. Read the poem in class, in the office or at any club event and see how many £1s you can collect. Find the poem on the page called, believe it or not, Richard Digance Poem

And what about supporting The Blues - Southend United used their league match against Walsall to support Purple Pinkie - even down to wearing special purple team strip and having a purple programme.

Tescos designated many of their stores for collecting for the End Polio Now campaign in February.

Another novel idea. The Purple Pinkie pint. Brainchild of the Rotary Club of Braintree Rivers with the assistance of Felstar Brewery. Already over 800 bottles of the specially brewed beer have been sold and another order is being produced. Just £2.50 per bottle of which at least £1 went to Purple Pinkie. To order contact Chris on 01376 339333.

Other information can be found on
www.thanksforlife.org which is the banner under which RIBI is promoting the End Polio Now campaign.