I’ve committed to donating at least 10% of my matched betting* profits to charity by the end of the year. So far, I have donated a total of £460.
In the scheme of things, it’s a tiny amount, but it’s still a few hundred quid which I could be chucking towards my own savings and investments (or holidays!) and it’s more than I’ve ever donated in the past.
One of my goals this year was to ‘twin’ my toilet with a block of toilets at a school via Toilet Twinning for a £240 donation and I have now achieved my goal (this amount is included in the above £460 figure).
We are far from living in the dark ages yet there are still millions of people around the world today who are not able to ‘do their business’ in a sanitary and safe toilet. Imagine having to worry about your own health and safety every time you wanted to go? Stressing about whether there’s any toilet paper seems so trivial in comparison!
Anyway, I’ve made my donation and have received a nice framed certificate/photo of my twinned toilet (in Guatemala):
Some might think this framed photo is an extravagance on the charity’s part, but Toilet Twinning first came to my attention when I saw a similar framed photo in the toilet of some pub. Perhaps guests to my house might be intrigued enough with the photo to find out more about the charity.
I intend to continue to support this cause so will aim to twin another toilet block next year (to the other toilet in the house!).
According to the website, it’s possible to twin someone else’s toilet, so perhaps in the future, I’ll twin a ‘lucky’ reader’s loo, if there’s any interest for that sort of thing, haha!
Other charities I’ve been supporting on a regular basis are Age UK, Macmillan Cancer Support and British Red Cross as well as adhoc charities (eg sponsoring friends and colleagues). I’ll probably add one or two more to this list as time goes on.