This morning I have ‘twinned’ the toilets in our office in Grove Road, through an excellent initiative called toilettwinningeastbourne.online. This is a coalition that is seeking to make Eastbourne a Toilet Twinning town in 2017, and the goal is to have 1000 Eastbourne toilets twinned during the course of the year.
They can be toilets in private homes, businesses, churches, schools, hotels, public buildings – anywhere – and they are seeking the support of as many people and groups as possible. One twinned toilet costs £60 and pays for a decent toilet in another country. Each twinned toilet gets a framed certificate with the location of the toilet they have supplied.
The website is: http://toilettwinningeastbourne.online/
Toilet Twinning is a simple idea with a massive impact on the lives of ordinary people, especially women and children, in developing countries: 2.4 billion people do not have somewhere safe to go to the toilet. Every day about 900 children die of illnesses linked to unclean water and poor sanitation.
The core of the local coalition is reps from CAFOD, Christian Aid, Tearfund, Fairtrade Eastbourne and Churches Together for Eastbourne, and I am really pleased to support the initiative.