11 November, 2011

Write to your local newspaper editor telling them about World Toilet Day

The Editor,

The Courier-Mail

Dear Sir/Madam,

It’s World Toilet Day (WTD) on 19 November! In Brisbane, I will be celebrating WTD at the Brisbane Arts theatre (BAT) at a production of the play - "How to be a Man". How will you celebrate WTD?

The BAT is teaming up with the South-East Queensland chapter of Engineers Without Borders, to raise awareness and funds of their work providing critical sanitation for some of the world’s most disadvantaged communities.

$2 from every ticket sold at How To Be A Man on 19 November will go to EWB, as well as proceeds of a large raffle and casual donations.

Most people don’t like to talk about toilets but the World Toilet Organization & Engineers Without Borders Australia love to talk about them and we’d like more people to spare a thought for the toilet on this year’s World Toilet Day.

Could you imagine not having a toilet? What if for one day only, no-one in our country had a toilet - it’s pretty unthinkable isn’t it? Yet for 2.6 billion people in the world having no toilet is a daily reality.

Children are literally dying for the toilet, in the developing world a child dies every 15 seconds from water-related diseases.

So , I invite you to consider how vital toilets are, spare a thought or campaign for 40% of the world’s population who have to live without the basic necessity of somewhere safe to go to the toilet.

World Toilet Organization helps to eradicate this sanitation crisis and I urge you to get in touch with them to make the world a better place for everyone.

Please visit www.worldtoiletday.com or www.worldtoilet.org or ewb.org.au to help make a difference.

How To Be A Man - World Toilet Day performance
Sat 19 November 2011 8pm
Tickets $31 adults; $25 concession; $20 members
Book online: www.artstheatre.com.au

Yours sincerely,

Rowan Barber

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