Bridport Rotary has been doing its bit to help in the global fight against polio.

Last week, the club planted 4,000 crocus corms on Sea Road North to support the Purple4Polio - a campaign to raise awareness for the cause.

The Rotary Crocuses are a key fundraiser for the End Polio Now Campaign. Over the last few decades, cases of polio have dropped almost to the point of complete eradication.

A spokesman said: "For over 30 years, Rotary and its members have been committed to fighting to eradicate polio across the world with it’s End Polio Now campaign.

"Thanks to Rotary and the support of our partners including Unicef and Bill and Melinda Gates there are now just three countries classed as endemic and in 2017 there were only 22 cases in the entire world. Nearly there."

Over the next four weeks, crocus buttonholes will be available to get for small donations. They will be found at the club’s Hyancinth sales stall in Buckydoo.

The spokesman added: "Thank you to Bridport Town Council for clearing the site ready for use and to Fowler’s for providing equipment to assist the planting.

"So, look out for the purple crocuses next spring."