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Thumbs Up to Medway Becoming a Toilet Twinned Town

Angela Howe, Stella Barnes, and Jane Barnes joined with pupils from the Byron Primary Rights Respecting Steering Group on 19 July. The occasion was a celebration of Medway being given the status of becoming a Toilet Twinned Town.

The Deputy Mayor of Medway, Marian Nestorov, and the Deputy Mayoress were in attendance.  They heard about Toilet Twinning and the various projects we have worked on in partnership to make a real difference.

A Year 5 pupil proudly presented the Deputy Mayor with the Toilet Twinned Town certificate for Medway. 1 in 4 people worldwide don’t have a loo and by supporting Toilet Twinning we are helping to flush away poverty. The Soroptimists and Byron Primary School had jointly funded a total of 22 toilets in countries such as Afghanistan, Malawi, Nepal, Uganda, and Zambia.

The pupils gave us a tour of the school and saw the Toilet Twinning certificates on the walls outside each of the toilets that had been matched.

Afterwards Hayley Heyes Byron teacher said, ‘It was so amazing today and I felt so proud of the achievements of the Steering Group and our partnership with the Soroptimists…’