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End Polio: 10th fundraising bike ride raises €800

END POLIO: 10TH FUNDRAISING BIKE RIDE RAISES €800The Rotary Club of Estoi Palace International (RCEPI) organised its 10th fundraising bike ride with Activity Algarve Bike Rides on Sunday 19th November.

23 enthusiastic cyclists assembled outside the Estoi PousadaThe beautiful sunny weather was ideal for biking and saw 23 enthusiastic cyclists assemble outside the Estoi Pousada at 9.30am, to set off on a 40 kilometre bike ride in the surrounding area. They returned to a local Estoi café for a well deserved drink.  Donations from those taking part totaled a fantastic 300 euros.

On the 21st of November, RCEPI arranged a “virtual bike ride” which took place during their lunch time meeting at the Pousada.  This raised a further 500 euros.

The Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation joined the polio fight in 2013 and match two-to-one, every dollar the Rotary Foundation commits to reduce the funding shortfall for polio eradication.   The 800 euros raised will become 2400 euros to buy much need vaccines.

Rotarians worldwide have helped immunize more than 2.5 billion children against polio in 122 countries. For as little as $0.60, a child can be protected against this crippling disease for life. Vaccination is essential to stop the disease returning to the countries where it has already been eradicated.

For further information on RC Estoi Palace International contact info@estoipalace.org, www.rotaryestoipalace.org and for Activity Bike Rides https://www.facebook.com/activityalgarvebikerides/


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