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Diners to tuck in and help combat polio

posted 24 Mar 2009, 06:27 by David Rintoul

IGNITE restaurant in Morrison Street and the Rotary Club of Edinburgh Waverley have teamed up to raise money to combat polio.

The restaurant will offer a charity menu for lunch and dinner for five days from April 19th. For each person who orders the £20 menu, a £5 donation will be made to the charity.

The Rotary Club has been campaigning to eradicate polio since 1985 through its PolioPlus programme, which funds initiatives such as vaccine delivery and training for health workers. Money raised during the week will go to help the programme.

Rob Johnson, president for the Rotary Club of Edinburgh Waverley, said: "I am delighted at this great new initiative to raise much-needed funds to help us finally eradicate polio, with the last remaining countries endemically affected being Pakistan, Afghanistan, India and Nigeria.

"It's a great idea and, of course, we really need the public to support our final push to rid the world of this insidious disease, and having the Ignite Restaurant on board is absolutely brilliant."

Source: Evening News

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