Villagers ‘proud’ to win Toilet Twinning champion status

PUBLISHED: 13:08 08 September 2019

Tom Chown, Sue Betts, and Gordon and Maureen Rutley celebrating their Toilet Twinned status at St Paul's Church, in Walton Street.    Picture: MARK ATHERTON

Tom Chown, Sue Betts, and Gordon and Maureen Rutley celebrating their Toilet Twinned status at St Paul's Church, in Walton Street. Picture: MARK ATHERTON

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A small corner of North Somerset has been doing its bit to help less fortunate people in Africa – thanks to toilets.

Walton-in-Gordano villagers have for the past couple of years been supporting the twinned toilet initiative.

The scheme sees people pay money to Toilet Twinning and the money is used to fund better sanitation for poor communities elsewhere in the world.

This month the village is celebrating achieving 'champion' status.

Sue Betts, who is St Paul's Church's churchwarden, said villagers are delighted with the recognition for their work in supporting people living in Uganda.

She said: "We have done all the things you need to do to be a toilet twinning champion.

"We are the only one locally, we believe, so we are very proud of the fact."

Last month the church held a flower festival which raised money to pay for repairs to the roof.

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