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26th May 2017
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Running for the toilet!
Ripples' Managing Director Paul Crow and Brand Manager Juliet Harris took part in the Bristol Half Marathon earlier this month, taking 2 hrs 14 mins and 2 hrs 5 mins respectively to complete the 20.1km/13.1 mile course.
Ripples has joined forces with UK charity Wherever the need (WTN), which provide secosan (composting) toilets and clean drinking water to those less fortunate than us in the UK.
Ripples is hoping to raise £22,000 for the village of Arasur which is five miles from Pondicherry in India and home to about 500 people.
"We intend to do so by coordinating a number of fundraising events and the money raised will be invested in a project in India," explains Julia. "Once complete, this project will be long-term and sustainable and it will make a positive and profound impact on the lives of a village community - especially women and children."
This project falls into two distinct areas:
Ripples would welcome your involvement," says Julia.
WTN provides ecosan toilets which can be kept clean and disease free, while producing valuable fertiliser and compost. It also provides clean water through wells and rainwater harvesting. To ensure that drinking water is not polluted because of lack of sanitation facilities, sanitation must come first.
Why so much focus on eco-sanitation?
For further information on this project or to make a donation,
T: 01225 335111
17th September 2010