Will you take on the Doorstep Challenge?
What could you do-do on your doorstep for World Toilet Day on 19 November?
One the one hand, the answer to that question could be pretty much anything! But if you’re looking for some inspiration, here are our top three ideas:
Step challenge extreme
Get sponsored for a step fitness challenge! Use your front step (or your staircase if you prefer) for your own daily step challenge. Decide your target based on the number of days or steps you want to complete – then set up an online fundraising page and ask friends to sponsor you.
Look online for a guide to the Basic Step, or variations if you’d like to mix things up a bit! Please speak to your doctor before taking on any high-impact exercise if you have any health issues.
Poo emojis on the porch
Nothing says World Toilet Day like a poo emoji cupcake! Bake to order for neighbours and friends and invite donations to Toilet Twinning. Just think how excited they’ll be to receive a batch of poo emoji cakes on their porch! We’d recommend that you keep it simple by setting up an online giving page to receive donations.
Challenge a friend to a race to one another’s doorstep!
Agree a start time, then rush to the other person’s doorstep before they get to yours! The loser donates £5 to Toilet Twinning!
- Post a pic on social media to prove you got there first with the hashtag #DoorstepChallenge.
- Or post a ‘You’ve been pooped to the post!’ card through their door, with your time on it!
For extra fun (and fundraising!), if you see each other en route, you both donate £5! And the winner nominates a friend to keep the challenge going.
(Agree the rules beforehand eg permitted means of travel.)
Group challenge: Do-do detectives
Organise a scavenger or treasure hunt for your school class or uniformed group. Divide into small groups and hand out clues and/or riddles for places around your neighbourhood where they will find a poo emoji card. Each card has a word written on it. They have to visit all ten places and write down all ten words (eg: Two billion people worldwide do not have a proper toilet). The group who find all ten words, order them into a sentence and return to base in the fastest time are the winners.
Paying in your donation
Online: The easiest way is on here on the website where you can pay by debit or credit card.
Cheque: If you would like to pay by cheque, please make it payable to Toilet Twinning, and send it with your an order form (which can be downloaded from the resources page of the website)
To: Toilet Twinning, 1052-1054 Christchurch Road, Bournemouth, Dorset, BH7 6DS
BACS Transfer: a payment can be made directly to the Toilet Twinning account, please contact us by email at firstname.lastname@example.org or phone 0300 321 3217 for our bank details or download this leaflet.
Please include your name/school/organisation details in the reference field and email us with details of amount and date of transfer and wether you would like any certificates so we can track your donation.
World Toilet day
At one Devon hospital nurses marked World Toilet Day by inviting staff and visitors to spend a penny, try a poo cake, play fishing for floaters or take on the toilet squat challenge!
Devon hospital nurses
'Our twin reminds us to be thankful that we have a warm loo indoors, and don’t need to trek across the fields to use it'