SIR - As spring is in full swing and the flowers begin to bloom The British Polio Fellowship is offering schools up and down Britain packs of wildflower seeds as part of its “Sowing the seeds of hope” campaign.

The campaign, which is running alongside a colouring competition for primary school kids, is a way of raising awareness of the approximate 120,000 people living with the late effects of Polio and Post Polio Syndrome (PPS) in the UK.

PPS is a neurological condition that affects 80 per cent of polio survivors later in life with them living with symptoms such as chronic fatigue, muscle weakness, sensitivity to the cold and breathing problems.

As the CEO of The British Polo Fellowship, I want your readers to get in touch with their children’s schools and let them know about this brilliant campaign, supported by agricultural firm Syngenta, which will see school kids plant seeds and watch them bloom with the PPS message in mind. They can then get involved in the colouring competition, letting their creative flair shine through, as they paint our PPS day wildflower pin badge in their own style.

For more information on the availability of wildflower seeds and how to enter the colouring competition, download a colouring pack for your local school at

Ted Hill MBE, CEO, The British Polio Fellowship