MONTROSE Rotary’s Design a Flower Bed competition has been won by Southesk School primary seven pupil Aisha Lamont.
The contest, open to all local primary schools, was part of the club’s End Polio Now campaign and last week Aisha and her class-mates saw her design become a reality courtesy of Angus Council’s parks department.
The council had donated one segment of a four-segment circular flower bed on the Mid Links for the winning design.
The sum of nearly £600 from a recent coffee morning and the local primary schools contributions has been raised towards the campaign. Polio is easy to prevent by vaccination - just £1 will protect five children.
Rotary International has been working toward the eradication of Polio Worldwide since 1985. In November 2007, RI received a $100 million Gates Foundation grant, which Rotary committed to match by raising $100 million. A further grant of $255 million was pledged in January 2009 by the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation. Rotary International’s matching effort in response is called Rotary’s US$200 Million Challenge, which must be completed by June 30 next year.
Montrose Rotary president George Taylor is pictured presenting Aisha with her winner’s scroll, while her class-mates, Rotarians and Angus Council staff look on.