World Polio Day at Queen Elizabeth Olympic Park | idverde

By October 30, 2017 March 15th, 2019 event, Grounds Maintenance, News, Parks and Greenspace, Volunteering

idverde was pleased to join the Queen Elizabeth Olympic Park‘s ‘Park Champions’, volunteers from Our Parklife, and the Rotary Club, to plant over 50,000 crocus corms in the southern part of the Park.

The bulbs were supplied by the Rotary Club and planted on the 24th October to mark World Polio Day. The 50 volunteers were delighted to be joined by Paralympian and BBC Sports presenter, Ade Adepitan, and TV presenter, Konnie Huq who both pitched in to help plant the corms.

As grounds maintenance contractor for the Queen Elizabeth Olympic Park, and one of the founding partners of the Our Parklife Community Interest Company, idverde was pleased to support the event by providing tools and staff on the day.

Gerald McEnery, idverde Volunteer Manager at Queen Elizabeth Olympic Park, said: “It was a pleasure to work with the Rotary Club, Park Champions, Our Parklife volunteers, and of course Ade and Konnie on the day. Hopefully events like this will help to raise awareness of polio, which is still a significant problem in some parts of the world.

“We look forward to seeing the crocuses blooming in the spring, and to supporting similar events in the park in future.”

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