Macclesfield Express - - THE LAUGHING BADGER -

●● CHURCH­GO­ERS are spend­ing a penny to help flush out poverty. As part of the Toi­let Twinning ini­tia­tive, Poyn­ton Methodist Church aims to raise cash for some of the poor­est ar­eas in the world.

The church has 11 toi­lets in­clud­ing uri­nals are has so far twinned one. Catharine Hughes from the church is ap­peal­ing for peo­ple to support the scheme.She said: “When you next use the fa­cil­i­ties put a penny in the box. To­gether we can trans­form lives.”

Toi­let Twinning is an ini­tia­tive cre­ated by Cord and Tear­fund – as a way of tack­ling hy­giene is­sues in some of the world’s poor­est coun­tries.

Around 2.5 bil­lion peo­ple, or 40 per cent of the global pop­u­la­tion, don’t have some­where clean, safe and hy­gienic to go to the loo.

Since 2009, Toi­let Twinning part­ner Cord has built more than 1,500 toi­lets in the Ru­tana Prov­ince of Bu­rundi, in Bangladesh, which has ben­e­fited more than 9,000 peo­ple. ●● A MU­SIC fes­ti­val raised more than £2,000 for char­ity.

Spring­board saw dozens of mu­sic event take over Poyn­ton in Novem­ber. Or­gan­is­ers have now handed a cheque to the Na­tional Eczema So­ci­ety.

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