THE ROTARY Club of Canvey raised £451 for an anti-polio campaign by hosting a afternoon tea party.

Club members topped up their teapots, served up dozens of scones and dished out dollops of cream and jam at the party at St Nicholas Church, in Long Road, Canvey.

The club was supporting a campaign led by the Rotary organisation. The event was just one of dozens of cream tea or afternoon tea parties across the country.

The organisation has been running its Purple4Polio campaign for the last 30 years and has seen the amount of polio-endemic countries drop from 125 to just three - with over 2.5 billion children receiving vaccinations thanks to the help of Rotary.

About 70 people attended the event to enjoy sweet treats and hot drinks.

The event was organised by former Rotary president Sue Hampson and also included a raffle, which was organised by Rev David Tudor.

The event raised a total of £451 towards the campaign.