Toilet Twinning initiative bids to flush away poverty
MEMBERS of the Inner Wheel Club of Shepshed have backed an initiative designed to flush away poverty.
As part of the club’s international project, the group has been supporting Toilet Twinning, a water and sanitation initiative designed to help those in desperate poverty to have access to a proper latrine, clean water and the information they need to be healthy.
A club spokesman said: “Around a third of the world’s population have to use fields, streams, rivers, railway lines, as they don’t have a loo. By twinning a toilet you can help a single household or a school block to enable people living in poor communities to have clean water, a basic toilet, and to learn about hygiene.”
The ladies of the Shepshed Inner Wheel Club staged some fund-raising events, including a coffee morning at Loughborough Baptist Church and raised enough money to twin three toilets, one in Nepal, one in Myanmar and one in Kasongo in the Democratic Republic of Congo - these have been twinned with toilets at Loughborough Baptist Church.
The photo shows Inner Wheel president Lynne Atkin presenting the Toilet Twinning certificates to church secretary Margaret Thirwell at a recent Church Service.