MORE than £500 was raised in one-day by pupils at three primary schools to help eradicate polio. Children at Bury Primary School, Ramsey Juniors School and Upwood Primary School all took part in Rotary s Polio Plus – Thanks for a Life Campaign on Friday

MORE than £500 was raised in one-day by pupils at three primary schools to help eradicate polio.

Children at Bury Primary School, Ramsey Juniors School and Upwood Primary School all took part in Rotary's Polio Plus - Thanks for a Life Campaign on Friday (February 23).

In return for a £1 donation schoolchildren were able to dab their little finger on a purple pad and print it on paper to show their support.

The 'purple pinkie day' fundraiser was organised by Ramsey Rotary Club as part of Rotary's bid to collect £1million to fight polio.

A total of £165.40 was raised in Bury, £235.85 in Ramsey and £136.42 in Upwood.

Peter Allen, head teacher at Bury Primary School said: "The children have really enjoyed being part of the campaign to raise awareness about polio. We hope that through what they have done today they will appreciate how fortunate they are and identify with other children in areas of much deprivation and disease.