Pupils spend a penny for global toilet charity

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Primary pupils spent their pennies and had fun on a run to raise money for Toilet Twinning – to help people worldwide who lack decent sanitation.

The children at St Stephen’s Primary School, Woodgrove Road, are now feeling flushed with success after raising £255 for the charity which helps those in desperate poverty to stay healthy.

Their enthusiastic fund-raising started in September and culminated in a magnificent fun run for the juniors in Towneley Park and for the infants around the school grounds.

It will enable Toilet Twinning, a partnership between development agencies Cord and Tearfund, to help some of the 2.5 billion people worldwide who lack decent sanitation.

Headteacher Mrs Sue Cornwell said: “I am full of admiration for the pupils’ maturity in understanding the challenges faced by children overseas, living without access to a toilet and the support of parents in raising money for the charity.

“The school is particularly grateful to James Hargreaves and especially to Bob England for the loan of a toilet so the children could, quite literally, spend a penny.”