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Charity launches toilet twinning

The Bishop of Coventry's twinned toilet
Participants can get a photo of their twinned latrine

A Coventry bishop has given his backing to a charity's scheme to raise funds for better sanitation in Burundi, Africa - toilet twinning.

The Right Reverend Christopher Cocksworth paid £60 to twin his smallest room with a latrine in Rutana Province.

Leamington Spa-based charity Cord has introduced the scheme, with the money going to families returning to Burundi.

A spokesman said the money was needed to improve hygiene.

The idea is people can twin their home or office toilets with one in Rutana Province, and can track it down to its exact location via Google Earth.

Bishop Colin said the scheme was a "brilliant idea".

"It's a way in which we can have some fun while making a difference to a lot of people's lives," he said.



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