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One in three people do not have access to a safe, private toilet. Many have no choice but to face the indignity of going to the toilet in the open, where they are exposed to disease and vulnerable to harassment and even attack. At WaterAid, we want to change this, and you can get involved by fundraising and raising awareness on World Toilet Day, 19 November.

Here are some ideas to get you started:

  • Toilet collection - the WaterAidWest Surrey fundraising group are organising a Toilet Collection. If you could spare a couple of hours to raise money to save lives with toilets, get in touch to about organising a collection. 
  • ‘Give a pound when you spend a penny’ – a simple fundraising idea is to place collection tins in the bathrooms at your school, office or home! Use our poster to get people thinking about what it would be like to live without access to a toilet, and support our work bringing sanitation to communities without it.
  • Sponsored toilets – the community and events team at WaterAid will be dressing up as toilets for a whole day. They’ll be walking to work, on the tube, out for lunch, and spending all evening dressed as toilets. They’ve set up a fundraising page to collect donations, and will be spreading the word about World Toilet Day. 
  • The singing toilet – some of our fundraisers are doing a singing performance dressed as toilets. Do you have a talent you could use to change lives this World Toilet Day? 
  • The Great British Toilet Off – why not hold a cake sale at work or a coffee morning with your friends for World Toilet Day.
  • How much do you know about toilets? - Why not hold a toilet themed quiz night to raise money? Get in touch if you’d like a copy of our toilet quiz.
  • Sign up for one of our running and challenge events and start your training and fundraising on World Toilet Day, you can see our events here.