South West Wales

Deer Park church in Tenby joins Toilet Twinning project

A Pembrokeshire church has become the latest to twin its communal toilets with those in a village in Cambodia in time for World Toilet Day.

Deer Park Baptist Church, Tenby, has given its backing to the project Toilet Twinning, which says 40% of the world's population do not have access to a loo.

Earlier this year, young people from Highfields Church, Cardiff, raised £1,000 for the project.

The Welsh assembly twinned its toilets for the last World Toilet Day.

Deer Park Baptist Church secretary Bryn Rhys said the issue struck a chord with the congregation.

They collected £420, enough to support seven toilets in south east Asia.

Charity organisers say poor sanitation is one of the world's biggest killers.

"We are delighted with this support from Deer Park Baptist Church," said a spokesperson.

The project pays to improve sanitation such as helping to build latrines and provide clean water facilities.

The Church in Wales' Monmouth diocesan office has also twinned a toilet with one in Burundi, Africa.

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