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Cubs go potty for a fundraising event

Cubs are pictured outside the refurbished toilets checking out their twinned toilet's.

Cubs are pictured outside the refurbished toilets checking out their twinned toilet's.

Scouts have been going potty to help raise funds to provide clean water in poor communities around the world.

After a refurbishment of their headquarters in Cullercoats, the Cub Scouts of 5th Whitley Bay learnt how clean water and toilets were important to good health.

Cub Scout leader Michelle Mobberley said: “The cubs learnt that three children under the age of five die every minute because of poor sanitation and dirty water, our new toilets inspired them into seeing what they could do to help other children.”

They undertook a project for the Tear fund who support poor communities in the world to have clean water, and a decent toilet.

And to learn about hygiene.

One Cub Scout said: “We had great fun throwing balls into toilets to raise funds and now we have our new toilets twinned with toilets in Uganda and Afghanistan.

“With the pictures of the toilets on the wall we can see what toilets are like in poorer countries and they don’t look as nice as our new toilets.”

 

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