St Markâ€™s Church in North Road, Darlington have been busy twinning their three church loos this month.
The campaign was launched by the curate Revd Caroline Ferguson, with a sermon on the history of the loo and an insight into the effects of bad sanitation in the world.
Revd Caroline said â€œToilet Twinning provides people in the poorest communities on the planet with a decent toilet, clean water and all the information they need to stay healthy. Itâ€™s the key to helping whole communities break free of the poverty trap. 2.5 billion people donâ€™t have somewhere safe, clean and hygienic to go to the loo and by supporting Toilet Twinning, organised by the Tearfund, we can make a real difference to peopleâ€™s lives. For Â£60 per toilet everyone should think about twinning their loo!.â€.
A chamber pot was used as a collection plate and the congregation generously rose to the challenge to help flush away poverty.
Story supplied by St Mark’s – Darlington