Twinners are on a roll for World Toilet Day 2020!
It’s almost World Toilet Day – and up and down the country, twinners are determined to make 2020 count.
Despite this being a tough year, people are pulling out all the stops to twin a loo (or a few) and change lives forever in some of the world’s poorest communities.
We’re excited to announce this week a new partnership with Toilets+, a leading provider of portable toilet hire in the UK. To celebrate their 30th anniversary year, they have set themselves the ambitious target of raising thousands of pounds for lifesaving loos overseas through a combination of inhouse fundraising and promotion to customers.
Toilets+ Managing Director Shaun Turner says: ‘It was an obvious choice to support such a fantastic charity and one which is as passionate about toilets as we are! Our aim is to work closely with Toilet Twinning to improve awareness and subsequently and twin as many toilets as possible over the next 12 months.’
Meanwhile, luxury bathroom maker Drummonds have marked World Toilet Day by twinning the six toilets in their showroom, while continuing their long-standing campaign to twin a lifesaving loo for every new client. And we’re delighted that Andover-based bathroom accessories specialist Croydex have continued their World Toilet Day tradition by twinning another toilet block.
We’re humbled to learn that, in spite of lockdowns and Covid restrictions, many schools, groups, organisations and individuals are determined to twin toilets.
Several children at Countess Anne School in Hatfield are raising funds for us as part of their Make Believers campaign. They include Alexander and Gabriella who have taken on a 5km-walk challenge to twin a loo, and Mason who ran 10km and washed cars in return for donations. Already, they’ve raised more than £900!
Meanwhile, 81-year-old Graham intends to climb his staircase 500 times… and young Wolfie is litter-picking locally because, as he says, ‘I want to help other people and make my town nicer.’
5th Portsmouth Scout Group have been raising funds for several weeks with sponsored hikes and an online Poop Quiz. Their original target was £300 but they have now raised more than £1,000! And, having twinned three toilet blocks already, Limpsfield C E Infant School in Surrey are among several schools holding a ‘Blue For The Loo’ non-uniform day in World Toilet Day week.
Meanwhile, professional storyteller Jackie Ross is hosting an online event from Alford Heritage Museum called Toilet Tales, promising surprises, shocks and lavatorial laughs.
So whether you’ve taken on our #DoorstepChallenge or you’re doing your own thing, THANK YOU for helping to change the world, one toilet at a time.
As ever, our Toilet Twinning totaliser on the website will be updated live, right up to midnight, so you can see just how many toilets we twin together!