A CHOIR concert to raise awareness and money for a campaign to end polio takes place in Rugby tonight (Thursday October 20).
The Purple for Polio Evening, organised by the Rotary Club of Rugby, will feature a performance by the Big Sing Choir.
A club spokesperson said: “Not since 1984 has there been a case of polio in the United Kingdom, which was declared polio-free in 2003. However, its sudden emergence in London reminds us of what a small world we live in.
“No actual cases of polio have yet been detected or confirmed. For Rotary, which has been at the heart of efforts to tackle the debilitating disease since launching its PolioPlus campaign in 1985, the news from London was a major blow.
“The good news is that we know what it takes to eradicate polio.
“People should not panic, but just ensure that new-born babies are vaccinated, and anyone else not previously vaccinated, against this wretched paralysing disease.
“Our Polio Evening is to raise awareness and funds for the End Polio Now campaign as well as have an enjoyable evening.”
The concert takes place at 7.30pm tonight (Thursday October 20) at Rugby Methodist Centre in Russelsheim Way. Entry is free, and donations to End Polio Now are welcome.