Toi­let Twin­ning ini­tia­tive bids to flush away poverty

Loughborough Echo - - SHEPSHED SCENE -

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.

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