ILKLEY Soroptimists hold their meetings at the Clarke Foley Centre and now proceeds from their craft stall at the Bolton Abbey Mince Pie Fair has enabled the centre’s ladies and disabled toilets to be twinned providing for the building of latrines in Malawi, Pakistan and Uganda.

Each toilet in the Clarke Foley now has a framed certificate on the door, illustrated with a photo of their twin, with geographical coordinates allowing any user to see where the twinned toilet is in situ.

Toilet Twinning funds the work of international relief and development agency Tearfund. Donations are used to provide clean water, basic sanitation, and hygiene education. Ilkley Soroptimists chose the three countries as Malawi is one of the least developed countries of the world and more than 62 per cent of Malawians live below the poverty line. More than 40 million in Pakistan do not have access to a toilet and in the mountainous south west Uganda, communities have to walk long distances to fetch dirty water that is contaminated by human and animal waste.