●● 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.