Lifting the lid on the loo…

Twinned Loo

Twinned Loo

Shap Chippy has taken the unusual step of “toilet twinning”.  Joint owner of the Chippy and Restaurant Georgina Perkins learned of the scheme when visiting a public facility “I used the loo in a village hall in Durham and saw that it was twinned with one in Ethiopia.  I decided to find out more about it.”  Toilet Twinning is a partnership between Cord and Tearfund, two international charities who got together because they believe “it stinks that 2.5 billion people don’t have somewhere safe and hygienic to go to the loo.”

Georgina said “In Shap we are still lucky enough to have public loos; in the UK our homes have clean running water and flushing toilets – we don’t have to worry where our waste goes! The toilet twinning scheme is a thought-provoking way to raise funds to help provide the basics for some of the world’s poorest people.  Any loo can be twinned, public or private.”
The Shap Chippy toilet is now twinned with a latrine in the village of Khakhung in Nepal.
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