Could you and your group work together to twin the toilets in your meeting place or give toilet twins to venues in your local community (eg schools, community spaces, businesses or council offices)?
Many groups, including large networks such as the Soroptimists, Inner Wheel and Rotary, love the way that Toilet Twinning champions gender equality and helps keep children in school.
To get your group on board, explain to them why toilets matter.
Toilet Twinned Towns
Several groups are currently working towards Toilet Twinned Village, Toilet Twinned Town and Toilet Twinned City status. To achieve this special accolade, you’d need to fly the flag for safe, decent loos by involving a local dignitary and twinning several toilets in key places.
TOP TIPS AND TESTIMONIALS
Could you hold a Do for a Loo and make a hullabaloo about the global sanitation crisis? You might like to consider:
- A bake sale or coffee morning
- A fundraising dinner, quiz or family fun night
- A Toilet Twinning stall at local fairs and festivals, using our Make-A-Stand kit
- Hosting a volunteer speaker who will talk about our work overseas.
We have lots of other fundraising ideas to inspire you.
Lez Jones, President of Grantham Sunrise Rotary Club, says: ‘Toilet Twinning is one of the most worthy projects that we have supported to date.’
A number of Rotary clubs are involved in fundraising challenges to raise funds for Toilet Twinning.
Lez Jones, President of Grantham Sunrise Rotary Club, says: “Toilet Twinning is one of the most worthy projects that we have supported to date.”
Eleanor Rennie, secretary of Falkirk Inner Wheel, wrote a poem about Toilet Twinning that became the winning poem to represent Great Britain and Ireland at the international conference in Melbourne in April, 2018:
“Water , water everywhere
Nor any drop to drink”
These words seem like a paradox
They make us stop and think.
We take it so for granted.
We use it without thought
But what of those less fortunate
Where water can’t be got?
None to wash your hands with
No modern sanitation.
A human right we all deserve
From nation unto nation.
Then Toilet Twinning came to mind
As something we could do
By raising funds and giving aid
To those without a loo!
So let’s remember all of those
Who live, but might have died,
Because their sanitation needs
Have now been satisfied
If we can help through what we give,
Then there will be, we feel
A long and lasting legacy
Left by The Inner Wheel.
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