A Big Push

Let’s talk toilets… we haven’t gone round the U-bend or got flushed with success – but we do want to give a big push this weekend!

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!