Beaudesert Rotary hosts World Polio Day barbecue on Brisbane Street

SWEET: Tuphoon le Garde taste testing desserts at the Rotary World Polio Day event on Sunday. Photo: Larraine Sathicq
SWEET: Tuphoon le Garde taste testing desserts at the Rotary World Polio Day event on Sunday. Photo: Larraine Sathicq

BEAUDESERT Rotary Club on Sunday hosted a fundraiser and awareness campaign to mark World Polio Day on October 24.

The event was held at Rotary headquarters at Stationmaster House on Brisbane Street.

Club president Kathy Smith said the event aimed to raise funds and show support to those countries where the preventable disease is still threatening the lives and health of children in other countries.

"It's a good time to raise awareness of polio too, especially with the conversation taking place about what vaccines can do," Ms Smith said.

"It is because of vaccines that we don't need to worry about polio in Australia."

The event saw Beaudesert Rotarians and Rotoract Club members chipping in to provide an American-themed barbeque lunch for more than 50 people in attendance. The day also featured live entertainment by local band The Pedestrians.

Rotary International has helped the push to wipe out polio worldwide with more than 2.5 billion children vaccinated in 122 countries.

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