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Your Toilets Save Lives signatures make it to Downing Street!

Thanks to your amazing support, we've delivered an incredible 78,509 signatures to 10 Downing Street, as part of our campaign to get governments to act on their Global Goals promise.

16 Sep 2016

This year, we invited you to take part in our Toilets Save Lives campaign - and the response was fantastic.

Thanks to your support, a group of WaterAid volunteers found themselves knocking on the door of 10 Downing Street, to deliver the 78,509 names of everyone who signed our petition.

WaterAid volunteers hand in the Toilets Save Lives petition to 10 Downing Street. WaterAid volunteers hand in the Toilets Save Lives petition to 10 Downing Street.

The message? Reminding the UK Government to keep the promise they made when they signed up to the historic Global Goals almost a year ago, committing to reach everyone everywhere with clean water and safe toilets by 2030.

Our petition, which asked the Government to make a public plan to keep that promise, is of particular importance ahead of Theresa May's first UN General Assembly as Prime Minister. 

Your support for the Toilets Save Lives campaign, including the thousands of you who signed the petition at Glastonbury festival, has helped us make sure the UK Government knows that we won't be satisfied with a promise alone - we want to see action! 

For volunteer Ian, handing over the thousands of signatures to 10 Downing Street was a "fantastic opportunity to highlight the lifesaving nature of toilets."

As he explains: "We often don’t appreciate in this country just how many lives they can save all over the world."

All too often, the topic of toilets is one that is avoided – but through signing our Toilets Save Lives petition, you've helped us make sure that life-saving loos won't be forgotten. Thank you!

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