ON October 27 the Knighton and District Rotary Club celebrated the progress in the fight against polio by holding a stall at the Knighton Community Market on as well as in Brookside Square in Knighton.

This initiative was to support the 6th annual World Polio Day held on October 24.

This live streamed event, held in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, brought together everyone, including the Bill Gates Foundation, who has worked towards the eradication of polio.

On their stalls members explained Rotary's involvement in the battle against this disease in Nigeria, Pakistan and Afghanistan, and why it is essential to fight against this debilitating condition until the world is free of polio.

They were also delighted to be joined by post-polio (PPS) sufferer Betty Johnson who they hope will come to speak to members at their Rotary Club early next year.

PPS is a condition that affects a number of people who contracted polio at a young age and causes pain and weakness in the muscles and nerves damaged by the polio virus.

So the consequences of the polio virus are devastating across the world, both in the past and in the present day and supporting the eradication programme across the world is essential to ensure it never comes back. Read more at endpolionow.org