Ken Tonge to play key role in tackling polio

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Ken Tonge

Table tennis stalwart Ken Tonge is playing his part in the fight against polio.

The Halton TTC member from Runcorn is travelling to India to help a Rotary International mission to immunise children against polio.

He will be part of a 250-strong army of volunteers from around the world to lead the battle against the crippling disease on National Immunisation Day later this month.

The immunisation, which is administered by two simple drops on the tongue, can be carried out easily by someone with no medical experience, and is crucial to keeping polio at bay.

Ken said: “It’s important that we don’t lose momentum if we are going to beat this disease and the large group of Rotarians travelling out this year illustrates that we are still as passionate as ever. If you want to make a difference, you could join your local Rotary club or donate.”

Ken is a Vice President of Table Tennis England and volunteer with Halton Table Tennis Club.

To donate to End Polio Now or to join Rotary International in Great Britain and Ireland, visit www.rotarygbi.org or contact Runcorn Rotary club or Ken Tonge <[email protected]>

February 10, 2015

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