Bedford Today article.
Bedford Park Rotary Club are involved in a project with a charity called Toilet Twinning aiming to make Bedford a Toilet Twinned Town.
We take it for granted that we have immediate access to clean water for bathing, toileting etc. and drinking the water, won’t make us ill.
This isn’t the case in many 3rd world countries, where sanitation isn’t “a given” and their water is unsafe.
Some eye-watering statistics are:
Bedford Park Rotary Club have made Toilet Twinning and raising awareness about these sanitation challenges one of its projects.
Toilet Twinning is a charity, working with non-government organisations, like the Tear Fund, who are providing education, guidance, and support “on the ground” in 3rd world countries, advising on the location and building of sustainable toilets and blocks of toilets.
The project, making Bedford a “Toilet Twinned Town” is supported by our Mayor Dave Hodgson and identified 20 organisations and businesses across Bedford to be recipients of a Toilet Twinning plaque evidencing their toilet has been twinned with a toilet in a 3rd world country. This was covered by Bedford Today.
£60.00 is the cost of twinning a single toilet (or £240.00 for a toilet block), so £1,200.00 was raised by Bedford Park Rotary Club to “twin” the toilets in the 20 organisations with 20 toilets in 3rd world countries
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