Waveney River Centre
New environmentally friendly shower and toilet block with a latrine in the African bush.
The award winning Waveney River Centre has twinned its new environmentally friendly shower and toilet block with a latrine in the African bush.
To mark the major eco-makeover the Holiday Park and Marina in the southern Norfolk Broads is the first in Britain to become a toilet twinner as part of a worldwide campaign by the UK charity CORD to highlight the lack of sanitation across the globe.
Toilet Twinning is seen as a potty idea with a deadly serious message. The UN say 2.6 billion people do not have access to a toilet- that's 40% of the world population -and that a child dies every 17 seconds from diarrhoeal diseases.
A twinning certificate picturing their twin latrine in the remote Giharo Province, Burundi will hang in the five star facilities, which provides 10 individual wash rooms featuring under floor heating, a 'green' water heating system, hand and hair dryers and seats. One is adapted for the needs of the disabled and the two larger family rooms include baby changing & toddler equipment. Individual heat recovery units are fitted to each room so that stale air is removed without wasting the warmth.
'The new facilities are so popular that one family even cancelled their summer camping holiday in Devon to re-book at Waveney, purely on the strength of the showers,' said Director Ruth Knight.
'That's why we are delighted to twin our state of the art facilities with a latrine for a family in Burundi; it's a real reminder of how fortunate we are here in the UK and how essential basic toilets are,' she added.
Visitors will be able to track down their twin via its map references and spot it on Google earth. Toilet Twinning has so far attracted twinners from 12 countries and is endorsed by CORD Ambassador singer Corinne Bailey Rae who has seen for herself the desperate need for better sanitation across Africa and the developing world.
Waveney River Centre won the coveted David Bellamy Gold Conservation Award in 2009 and was also a finalist for the EDP Sustainable Tourism Award. The site, in the Norfolk Broads National Park, features an abundance of wildlife with touring & camping pitches overlook the marina, River Waveney and the Carlton Marshes Nature Reserve.
Please visit Toilet Twinning Website