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Rowan Hughes and a certificate for a twinned toilet in BurundiVale Council twins toilets with third world countries

 

Published 25 September 2014

 

The Vale of Glamorgan Council is raising money to help provide clean toilet facilities to third world countries.

 

There are currently 8 toilets within the Civic Offices twinned with third world toilets in Burundi and Cambodia through the charities Cord and Tearfund.

 

Environmental Health Officer Rowan Hughes will be holding a bucket collection in the Civic Offices car park on Friday 26 September to raise funds to link some of the remaining toilet blocks in the Civic Offices.

 

Each toilet costs £60 to twin and a framed photo of the actual toilet is provided together with a Google map reference.

Toilet Twinning is a new and unique way of supporting people for whom good, clean, safe sanitation is a luxury, not a given.

 

Rowan said: "Having seen some of the facilities in Rwanda, I am aware of how we take good sanitation for granted both within our workplaces and at home. As an environmental health officer I was very keen to support this project. I am delighted that staff have agreed to help and I am hoping to twin more toilets within our Council buildings."

 

Everyday 2.5 billion people don’t have somewhere safe, private or hygienic to go to the toilet.

 

That’s 40% of the world’s population who have to use fields, streams, rivers, railway lines, canal banks, roadsides, plastic bags, or squalid, disease breeding buckets.

 

For more information on the toilet twinning scheme, visit www.toilettwinning.org.

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