Toilet Twinning Takes Off!
Here’s how we got on at All Saints when we invited the uniformed organisations if they’d like to get involved in raising funds to ‘twin’ our church hall toilets…
- We had a parade service based on the resources from the Toilet Twinning website & had leaflets to hand out so that individual households could also consider twinning their loos
- We talked to some of the uniformed groups at 1 of their meetings and several enthusiastic groups enjoyed thinking about the fun and the serious side of having or not having good sanitation and health education – many were shocked to find that more people in the world have mobile phones than access to proper toilets.
- The scouts and cubs ran a fantastic cake stall and raised enough for 1.5 toilets (!) and then collected even more at their district carol service.
- The 1st Earls Barton Brownies used Smartie tubes in which they put a coin every time they “spent a penny”at home in order to raise money to “twin” a toilet they use at Brownie meetings in the church hall. Leaflets were given out to invite parents and other brownie groups to get involved.
So in the end over £240 was raised which meant we had enough for all 3 toilet areas in the hall ….so they are now twinned with toilets in Uganda, Ethiopia and Nepal. The additional money was used to twin a toilet at Scouts District office.
Last Sunday the groups then got involved in receiving the toilet Twinning certificates and hanging them up in their respective toilets as you can see from the pictures below! A fantastic outcome for a very worthwhile cause – well done to everyone.
If you’d like to twin your toilet we have leaflets at All Saints Church or you can go to www.toilettwinning.org or phone 0300 3213217. It would be great if Earls Barton could be the most ‘toilet-twinned’ community in the UK…when households or businesses have twinned their toilets perhaps photos could be sent in to the magazine?!
Nicky, Julia, Peter, Katharine, Jean & Sandra