12,000 crocuses will be planted at Guernsey hospital to thank health workers

Thousands of purple crocuses are planted outside the Princess Elizabeth Hospital in Guernsey to thank everyone involved in the island’s response to Covid-19.

There will be 12,000 in total.

Those involved hope they will also raise awareness about the polio disease which widely affects children under five.

Guernsey’s medical director Dr Peter Rabey will be among those in attendance as the first crocuses are planted on Thursday, December 9.

He has been affected by polio himself and has seen the impact it has on the life of a close friend.

The entrance to the Princess Elizabeth Hospital in Guernsey. Credit: ITV TV channel

The two Rotary clubs of Guernsey and Floral Guernsey have already planted thousands of purple crocus bulbs in Guernsey, Herm, Sark and Alderney.

The aim of the initiative was to raise awareness of the disease and raise funds to stop the virus once and for all.

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