WaterAid is bringing a unique toilet experience to UK festivals this summer with its new 'Good Loos', providing environmentally-friendly and sustainable compost toilets alongside a new art exhibition and chill-out area, with sofas and mirrors to help refresh revellers.
The Good Loos will be available at Camp Bestival and Bestival in Dorset, The Good Life Experience in Flintshire, Green Man in South Wales, and Shambala in Northamptonshire.
An army of WaterAid volunteers will be on-hand to clean the compost loos between uses, and keep the chill-out area tidy, making them THE place for a little relief before heading back to the festival fun, and helping make the festival experience just that bit more pleasant. They will also be raising awareness of the international charity's life-saving work across the world.
Festival-goers will also get a preview of WaterAid's new art exhibition, featuring photography by Ethiopian contemporary artist, Aida Muluneh.
By giving a £2 donation to use the Good Loos, festival-goers will be supporting WaterAid's work to build toilets in some of the world's poorest communities. For every £150 raised, WaterAid can build a toilet in Rwanda.
Globally, one in nine people lack access to clean water and a staggering one in three have nowhere decent and private to go to the toilet. Every day, around 800 children die from diarrhoeal diseases caused by a lack of these basic facilities.
Gaining access to clean water, decent toilets and good hygiene behaviour can transform whole communities, helping improve health, education and people's livelihoods.
Sian Lamprey from WaterAid, said: "We're really excited about bringing our new 'Good Loos' to festivals this summer, and helping improve the festival toilet experience, while raising awareness of how WaterAid's work is helping lift entire communities out of poverty. Whether queuing to get a drink, waiting to use the toilet, or not being as clean as they'd like to be, festival-goers can start to understand what it's like for the 884 million people living without clean water and the 2.3 billion people with nowhere safe to go to the toilet."
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