Sunday 19th Nov is World Toilet Day – time to be thankful for your own personal porcelain but also remember that one-in-three people in the world don’t have safe access to a toilet. So we’re asking everyone in the Dock to be part of the Big Squat and join the race to twin 700 toilets by midnight on Sunday!
Twinning your toilet costs £60, which is enough to build a household latrine for an impoverished family, in a country of your choosing. Your smallest room then becomes the proud owner of a certificate, complete with a photo and GPS coordinates so you can look up your twin on Google Maps.
The Dock loo is of course twinned – and it’s catching on – our amazing next door neighbours in the Spar have now twinned their new public toilets as well!
(PS on the subject – have you visited the new improved expanded Spar and Green Deli, now a few doors along from Dock Cafe? It’s amazing!)
In these big old scary times, it’s sometimes hard to know what to do to make a difference or help in a practical way to make the world a better place. This is something so simple and so transformational. Access to a clean loo brings dignity, hygiene, safety (especially for women), better health… what an incredible impact for one simple bit of household equipment that we so easily take for granted.
So – PUSH!