Toilet Twinning

Following the Toilet Twinning appeal on Sunday 19 May, we are pleased to announce that the goal of £180 has been exceeded. Indeed, with £244 raised, we are able to twin four toilets (instead of just three). This means that the toilet in the Benefice Office will be twinned too.

Grateful thanks to the generous donors who supported this important appeal.

More information at the Toilet Twinning website here.

WASH statistics:

If you want the ‘low down’, well here it is:

● In 2020, 54% of the global population (4.2 billion people) used a safely managed
sanitation service.
● Over 1.7 billion people still do not have basic sanitation services, such as private
toilets or latrines.
● Of these, 494 million still defecate in the open, for example in street gutters, behind
bushes or into open bodies of water.
● In 2020, 45% of the household wastewater generated globally was discharged
without safe treatment.
● At least 10% of the world’s population is thought to consume food irrigated by
● Poor sanitation reduces human well-being, social and economic development due to
impacts such as anxiety, risk of sexual assault, and lost opportunities for education
and work.
● Poor sanitation is linked to transmission of diarrhoeal diseases such as cholera and
dysentery, as well as typhoid, intestinal worm infections and polio. It exacerbates
stunting and contributes to the spread of antimicrobial resistance.
● 829,000 people in low- and middle-income countries die as a result of inadequate
water, sanitation and hygiene each year, representing 60% of total diarrhoeal deaths
● Better water, sanitation and hygiene could prevent the deaths of 297,000 children
under 5 years each year
● Poor sanitation is believed to be the main cause in some 432,000 of these
deaths and is a major factor in several neglected tropical diseases. Poor
sanitation also contributes to malnutrition
● Women and girls responsible for fetching water in 7 out of 10 households without
supplies on premises, according to first in-depth analysis of gender inequalities in
drinking water, sanitation, and hygiene (WASH) in households
● Around 2.2 billion people – or 1 in 4 – still lack safely managed drinking water at home
● 3.4 billion people – or 2 in 5 – do not have safely managed sanitation
● Around 2 billion people – or 1 in 4 – cannot wash their hands with soap and water at
● Every day, over 700 children under 5 die from diarrhoea linked to unsafe water,
sanitation and poor hygiene
● Today over 700 million people still live without access to safe water
● Today 2.3 billion people still live without access to safe sanitation services
● The simple act of washing hands with soap at critical times can reduce the number of
diarrhoea cases by over 40 per cent.
● Globally diarrhoea-type diseases are the second most common case of death of
children under the age of five.
● Globally, women and girls are still the primary water collectors in their household.
They are still the main carers when children or others get sick with diarrhoeal
diseases. Day after day, they secure water that is essential for food security and
livelihoods. Yet despite these responsibilities, unequal access to water and land
means that women are disproportionately affected by the lack of water.
● Women and girls are particularly vulnerable to abuse and attack, often having to wait
until dark to relieve themselves in the open and in unsafe toilets, or where they have
to fetch water from remote locations