Polio Appeal


Enchanted Holidays Polio Appeal

About the disease

Enchanted Holidays Polio Appeal

Enchanted Holidays Polio Appeal

Poliomyelitis (Polio) is a highly infectious viral disease, which mainly affects young children. The virus is transmitted, person-to-person, mainly through the faecal-oral route or, less frequently, by a common vehicle (e.g. contaminated water or food) and multiplies in the intestine, from where it can invade the nervous system and can cause paralysis.

Initial symptoms of polio include fever, fatigue, headache, vomiting, stiffness in the neck, and pain in the limbs. In a small proportion of cases, the disease causes paralysis, which is often permanent. There is no cure for polio. It can only be prevented by immunisation.

In partnership with the ski-lift company of Madonna di Campiglio, Enchanted Holidays is appealing for your help in the continuing struggle to eradicate this terrible infection, once and for all.

How can you help?

Well, it’s easier than you think.

Have you returned from your ski trip to Madonna di Campiglio and found that you still have your used ski passes? If so, please send us these passes to:

Polio Appeal
Enchanted Holidays Limited

Enchanted House
250 Hounslow Road
TW13 5JP
United Kingdom

For each ski pass we receive, we will donate €5.00 through Rotary International, directly to those who need the anti-virus. Every ski pass received will pay for at least 2 children to be immunised, before this crippling disease can take effect.

For your convenience please download and print our Polio Appeal Form (PDF 153kb)

Thank you.