Wirquin has raised £2,300 for UN World Toilet Day (November 19), which aims to end the global sanitation crisis.
Staff at the Doncaster-based sanitary equipment manufacturer raised the money by throwing wet sponges at their bosses, as well as through cake sales, fancy dress days, bike rides, French lessons, a running club and clock card draw.
“It was fun to see everyone in the factory and offices getting involved with the sponge throwing on World Toilet Day,” said Wirquin managing director and owner Gwenhael Le Coent. “The managers were good sports by standing in the stocks and letting their colleagues throw wet sponges at them.
“Wirquin has partnered with the World Toilet Organisation and our employees have really rallied around this cause by organising fun activities to raise awareness and funds to end the serious global sanitation crisis. Their next festive fund-raising idea is to wear Christmas fancy dress or their favourite Christmas jumper to work.”
With one-in-three people having no access to a proper toilet, all money raised will go on to support the World Toilet Organisation to fund sanitation projects in Cambodian floating villages. The ultimate goal is to give the adults and children access to safe, clean and private sanitation to help prevent disease and death.