The team in the Restaurant@Poplars have been thrilled with the many compliments they received for the excellent 3-course dinner, specially prepared by chef Darren & served to one hundred & fifteen guests who gathered for a very special fundraising evening. Arranged by the Rotary Club of Flitwick Vale, the event was held to raise money for their charity EndPolioNow. Darren was set the special challenge to use some of the fifty thousand jars of greengage jam donated to support the charity by the eminent jam makers Wilkins and Sons of Tiptree in Essex. He didn’t disappoint and his Greengage Panna Cotta was a triumph, especially for those with a sweet tooth. The whole team at Poplars got behind the appeal and our suppliers generously donated prizes for the tombola and raffle and in the end, the evening generated an amazing £2,500 for the charity. The Bill and Melinda Gates foundation have been great supporters of the effort to rid the world of polio and for every pound raised by Rotary, they match with a further £2, making a grand total of £7,500. This is enough to vaccinate another 25,000 children. Poplars are proud to have played a part in this campaign. It has taken thirty years to reduce the incidence of polio from 1,000 cases per day to just eight worldwide so far this year. The end of polio is in sight so thank you to everyone who supported this effort.