Pupils spend a penny for global toilet charity

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.

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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.”