Three Members of Soroptimist International St Albans and District, the local branch of the global women’s organisation, were delighted to present Sub Dean Abi Thompson with four framed Toilet Twinning Certificates for the new toilets at St Albans Cathedral. Pictured here in the hand washing area of the lovely new loos with Abi are, l to r, Jane Slatter, Jean Eaton and Barbara Saunders.
By donating £60 to the Toilet Twinning Charity
to twin each of the toilets, it helps fund a project in a poor community that will enable families to build a basic toilet, have access to clean water and learn about hygiene – a vital combination that saves lives. Often girls can’t go to school because of lack of toilets, a situation that Members of Soroptimist International all over the world are working to address. Myanmar, Pakistan, Sierra Leone and Zambia were picked to twin with and the certificates for each location will now be hung in the loos to inspire others to join in and support this revo-loo-tionary initiative! The certificate includes a photograph of the overseas toilet twin and the GPS coordinates so you can look up the twin’s location on Google Maps!
Abi Thompson, Sub Dean of St Albans Cathedral was thrilled and said “what a great idea – we are so pleased you chose the new toilets at St Albans Cathedral to receive these certificates and we hope it will encourage more people to support the charity. The lack of safe and private toilet facilities for girls and women in some parts of the world is an incredibly important issue. We are very glad at St Albans Cathedral to be able to draw attention to this problem, and hope that our involvement with the Soroptimist’s toilet twinning project will inform lots of our visitors of this great need in many countries across the world.”
THE TOILET TWINNING CHARITY IS A WATER AND SANITATION INITIATIVE – FLUSHING AWAY POVERTY, ONE TOILET AT A TIME
Since starting their Toilet Twinning Campaign in 2016 the local women’s group, Soroptimist International St Albans and District have now twinned 13 Toilets – so we are well on the way to St Albans becoming a Toilet Twinned City.
30 Toilets for St Albans to be a Toilet Twinned City – 13 down, 17 to go….
If you want to join the campaign please click on “Contact Us” on this website, or email firstname.lastname@example.org
Thanks to the Herts Advertiser, the St Albans Review and St Albans Cathedral for all covering this top news item:
www.hertsad.co.uk/news/st-albans-cathedral-toilet-twinning-project-1-6227251 www.stalbansreview.co.uk/news/17850894.toilet-twinning-st-albans-cathedral/ www.stalbanscathedral.org/News/twinning-4-new-toilets-at-st-albans-cathedral