Vale of Glamorgan Council to twin more toilets with third world countries in aid of World Toilet Day
A bucket collection will be held at the Civic Offices car park to raise money that will help build toilets in the world’s poorest communities.
There are currently 16 toilets in the Civic Offices, Barry Docks offices, Barry library and the Mayor's Parlour twinned with third world toilets in Burundi and Cambodia through the charities Cord and Tearfund.
The Vale’s Environmental Health Officer, Rowan Hughes, will be collecting money in the main car park on the morning of Thursday 16 November.
A coffee morning will also take place at Barry’s Art Central on November 16 from 10am, to mark World Toilet day.
A raffle will take place at the coffee morning, and printed loo roll and almond and vanilla soap will be available to buy.
In April 2014, Rowan and 21 others from the SRS team in the Vale, Bridgend and Cardiff, braved a 2 mile walk across the Severn Bridge dressed in onesies and raised over £2,000 for Toilet Twinning.
“I first visited Rwanda in 2005, and I have seen first-hand, how bad the facilities are and how we take for granted the facilities that we have.
“We have twinned 16 toilets across the Vale, and we hope to win many more. Last time we raised enough to pay for two toilets, which are £60 each. I hope we can raise enough this year to pay for two male toilets and two female toilets.”
- Rowan Hughes, Environmental Health Officer.
Everyday, there are 2.5 billion people across the worlds that don’t have somewhere safe, private or hygienic to go to the toilet.
That equals to 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 on a daily basis.
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