Today marks World Polio Day and West Kirby bars The Wro and The Blind Pig have joined forces with West Kirby Rotary Club to raise awareness.

To recognise the importance of day, The Wro Bar Loft will be lit up purple on Saturday (October 24) and will remain lit for the rest of the week.

The Blind Pig have created a purple cocktail called ‘Chartini’ which is described as a ‘delicious cocktail made from pomegranate, Peach Schnapps and raspberry vodka. Slightly sparkling and not too sweet’.

If you fancy trying a Charitini you can order here 50% from each sale will be donated to End Polio

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You can also find an End Polio plaque on Rotary Corner in West Kirby, which The Rotary Club has sponsored, along with a flower bed of purple flowers which have been tendered by West Kirby in Bloom to help raise awareness.

Ann Ryan, President of West Kirby Rotary, said: “We’re proud to be marking World Polio Day locally and recognising the work of Rotary and our partners and the millions of people involved in so many ways in the fight for a polio free world. Only together can we end polio.”

Wirral Globe:

“We have seen how we need to work together when dealing with COVID-19 and we can all play our part.

"The members of West Kirby Rotary Club remain committed to working with our communities and our partners to eliminate this potentially deadly virus and make Rotary’s dream of a polio free world a reality.”