We’re a group of people in Eastbourne and the surrounding areas who want you to join us and help flush away poverty. Yes, we’re talking toilets. Every minute, a child under the age of five dies because of dirty water and poor sanitation. Together, we can help save some of those kids. How can we do that? It’s called Toilet Twinning.
A third of the people in the world don’t have a loo. They have to go anywhere they can, which can mean in fields, rivers and streams, in the streets or in buckets at home that breed diseases. Eastbourne, on the other hand, can probably claim to have more toilets per head than anywhere else in Britain. We’ve got all the toilets in all the hotel rooms along the seafront as well as all the bed and breakfast rooms in town, plus many relatively large houses and apartment blocks, all with lovely places to sit and read the paper or play on your phone whilst being about your business. So we want to ask you if you’ll be part of a brilliant idea that saves lives. Toilet Twinning.
A date for your diary (more details to follow soon):
Not a bog standard Saturday night!
You are invited to an evening of live music and good conversation on the eve of World Toilet Day, in support of ToiletTwinning.org
Saturday 18th November 7.30pm
Community Wise, Ocklynge Road, Eastbourne, BN21 1PY
An evening to help flush away poverty. Change the world, one toilet at a time.
Fed up with all the bad news? Come and spend a penny (or a few) to hear some good news.
Live music from Eastbourne band ‘The Pilgrim Mothers’. Led by singer and storyteller Cole Moreton, The Pilgrim Mothers are crowd-pleasers offering vintage, soulful sounds with an eclectic mix of original songs and covers. Celebrating the past, singing for a better now.
Quiz, with prizes!
Short presentation by Lorraine Kingsley, head of Toilet Twinning.org. Lorraine has travelled widely in various roles, to countries in Africa, Asia and Latin America, and will share inspiring good news stories from some of these places.
Nibbles, tea, coffee and soft drinks provided. Feel free to bring your own bottle (glasses provided).
Suggested entry donation £2 with all proceeds going to ToiletTwinning.org
For £60 you can twin your loo with a new one, built in a household in a community that needs it, desperately. For £240 you can twin your loo with a toilet block in a school or a camp for displaced people. You’ll get a framed certificate with a picture to hang in your own loo, plus the GPS coordinates of its new twin so you can search online and see exactly where it is in the world.
Our aim is to get a thousand of Eastbourne’s splendid toilets twinned in 2017, potentially saving many thousands of men, women and children from sickness and death.
This is a chance to join in with a fun, creative project that connects us with others. If you have kids, it’s a great way to help them understand more about the wider world. Lots of us have already signed up, but we need more loos – in homes, offices, churches and other places of worship, hotels, pubs and music venues, supermarkets and anywhere else you can think of. If we get a thousand it will really make a statement about Eastbourne, that this is a town that cares. This is something we can all do, it’s not difficult but will make a huge difference. Will you join us? Sign up now, find your loo a friend and help flush away poverty. Click here to twin your toilet now.
If you can’t afford £60 right now, why not join us by donating what you can towards twinning Eastbourne’s public toilets? You can do that by clicking here.
If you twin your loo could you also let us know? Please contact us here or put a message on our Facebook page. Thanks!