Richmond B&B’s toilets twinned with washrooms around the world

Liz Cornish in one of her B&B's twinned toilets.

A Richmond bed and breakfast has twinned its toilets with other washrooms around the world.

The loos at Cordilleras House Bed and Breakfast have twins in Uganda, Nepal, Democratic Republic of Congo and Guatemala.

Owners Liz and Gez Cornish said it was important to them that their business had a positive impact on as many people as possible.

Liz added: “As a way of widening this benefit, we have just twinned our guest toilets with toilets in parts of the world where access to a toilet cannot be taken for granted.

“We’ve done this through the charity Toilettwinning.org and our donations have twinned us with toilets in Uganda, Nepal, Democratic Republic of Congo and Guatemala.”

In return for their sponsorship, they have received a framed photograph of the specific toilet they have twinned with, which they display in each bathroom.

“Our hope is that maybe some of our guests will be inspired to do the same when they get home, and that together we can change the world for the better, one toilet at a time,” Liz said.

Toilet twinning funds the work of international relief and development agency Tearfund.

Donation are used to provide clean water, basic sanitation, and hygiene education.