TWIN YOUR CHURCH TOILETS AND HELP TRANSFORM LIVES TODAY!
World Toilet Day is on 19 November – so could you hold a Toilet Twinning service on Sunday 20 November to twin your church’s toilets?
For every £60 your church donates, you can twin one of your loos with a toilet that’s been built by a desperately poor family in Africa, Asia or Central America.
If your church offering is £240 or more, you can have individual certificates for your loos, or you might like to twin your cloakroom with a refugee block in DRC or a church toilet block in Indonesia, Nigeria, Malawi, Mozambique, South Sudan, Uganda, Zambia or Zimbabwe.
Book a Speaker
We have a fantastic UK-wide network of volunteer speakers who are equipped to give an excellent and inspiring talk about Toilet Twinning. If you’d like to book a Speaker for your church, please do get in touch:
Here’s why it matters
For two years, Ruth and her family lived in a squalid refugee camp in the Democratic Republic of Congo without any toilets or water. But then they moved to a different camp: one that has brand-new toilets and showers because they were installed in a project that Toilet Twinning helps fund!
For years, Ruth wasn’t sure she could keep her family alive. ‘Now we can protect ourselves and our children from diseases,’ she says.
An all-age service
As you’ll see in the Resources column, your all-age service could include
- The story of Marc and his family in a refugee camp in DRC
- A spotlight on Toilet Twinning using the church PowerPoint
- A short talk focusing on God’s abundant blessings (2 Corinthians 9:8)
- An interactive story (with actions) to encourage your younger children to engage
A Junior Church focus
If you’re looking for children’s ideas and activities for a World Toilet Day themed Sunday, you could:
- Use the interactive actions story about Marc and his family in a refugee camp in DRC
- Test your kids’ toilet knowledge with a multiple-choice quiz
- Get really silly by guessing where Daisy the Chicken will do her toilet business!
- Play some toilet-themed games and create some fancy dress costumes out of toilet paper!
A Youth focus
If you want to throw the spotlight on World Toilet Day with your young people:
- Tell the story of Ruth and her family in a refugee camp in DRC
- Consider God’s abundant blessings – and what it means for us to be a blessing to others (2 Corinthians 9:8, Psalm 103:2)
- Go for the challenge of raising £240 to twin a church cloakroom with a refugee camp in DRC. Fundraising could include
- The Chicken Poo Bingo sweepstake: we hope we’ve made it fun enough so it doesn’t feel like gambling! It’s not about the winning, it’s about the raising of funds!
- A Soggy Bottoms bake sale of cupcakes, brownies and chocolate logs after the church service
- Take on The Big Squat : decide how easy or hard you want to make it, and ask your young people to compete against each other or against the clock!
Your church can make a BACS transfer to us online (please include your church’s name as a reference):
Account name Toilet Twinning
Sort code 20-00-00
Alternative, you can send a cheque (payable to ‘Toilet Twinning’) to: Toilet Twinning, 1052–1054 Christchurch Road, Bournemouth, Dorset, BH7 6DS.
We won’t automatically send out twinning certificates – so if you want to put Toilet Twinning certificates in your church toilets, please get in touch to tell us how many you need and if you want the church’s name on each of them.
If you raise £240, don’t forget that you can twin with a refugee block in DRC or Bangladesh.
If you’d like more ideas or practical advice and support for your church spotlight on Toilet Twinning, please get in touch. We’re here to help!
Send us a wee email at: [email protected]
St Mark’s Biggin Hill
St Mark’s Biggin Hill raised more than £1,800 by flying the twinning flag across their community, including talks with their local MP.
St Mary's Ely
Through personal gifts, church offerings and sponsored challenges, St Mary’s Ely raised more than £10,000 for Toilet Twinning in a year. As part of the fundraiser, two brothers walked 500 miles that summer.