Pantastic News! The Real Food Café helps flush away poverty by achieving toilet twinning goal
he Real Food Café, Tyndrum is celebrating after reaching a charity milestone recently: the funding of 100 toilets in Malawi, with the charity, Toilet Twinning. On top of this, due to the work of the café, Tyndrum has been accredited as an official Toilet Twinning village. Toilet Twinning aims to improve toilet sanitation in developing countries by building loos where no such luxuries are currently available. The Real Food Café has raised £6,000 to build the 100 toilets. To encourage donations, a Just Giving Page was created and promoted in the café and on social media. On top of this, throughout the year the café organised various activities and events. On National Fish and Chip Day, limited edition cupcakes were served with £1 from each sale donated to the charity. The café made one final push during its inaugural Gluten Free Fortnight in October by setting up a tombola offering a range of prizes to raise funds and awareness for the cause. Sarah Heward, co-owner of The Real Food Café said:‘It is hard to believe that 2.3 billion people do not have access to a clean toilet, something that we take for granted here in the UK. At the beginning of 2019 we wanted to reach 100 toilets by the end of the year, and I am absolutely delighted we have reached our goal.‘We will continue to support Toilet Twinning, a fantastic charity working tirelessly to support some of the poorest communities. I hope that one day I will visit Malawi to see the fantastic work of the Toilet Twinning team’.
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Lorraine Kingsley, CEO of Toilet Twinning, said: ‘We are so grateful for all The Real Food Café has done to inspire its customers to support its appeal to twin 100 toilets in Malawi. We hear stories all the time of how a family’s life has completely changed beyond all recognition through something as simple as learning how and where to build a toilet, and about hygiene practices such as washing your hands before you eat. ‘The Real Food Café has made Toilet Twinning a true community effort, and there is no doubt that the life-saving benefits of their fundraising efforts will bring lasting, far-reaching transformation to communities in far-flung places’. Malawi was chosen partly due to Alan McColm, co-owner of The Real Food Café’s work in Malawi, building sustainable management systems and the strong Scotland-Malawi partnership. The Real Food Café will continue to support Toilet Twinning for the foreseeable future, with the hope of building hundreds of loos over the next decade. What charities are you helping in 2020? Email email@example.com Main Picture (L-R) Professor Iain Woodhouse, Dr. Peter West OBE, Sarah Heward, Alan McColm, Charles Mair, Henry Kadzuwa and Karen McIntyre.
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