Christ Church Network team taking May Day Squat Challenge to raise funds for Toilet Twinning charity

Members of the Christ Church Bridlington Network are set to take on a squat challenge to raise money for the Toilet Twinning charity.

Wednesday, 28th April 2021, 11:45 am
Christ Church Bridlington Network litter pickers have managed to raise more than £500 for the Toilet Twinning charity. Photo submitted

The May Day Squat Challenge will see a small team, including Rev Oli Preston, Emma Miles and David Hickman, try to complete as many squat exercises they can in two minutes.

This will be live-streamed on Facebook from the Christ Church Gardens on Monday, May 3 at 3pm.

The team is also inviting anyone who would like to join in by live-streaming themselves doing the challenge.

Toilet Twinning (toilettwinning.org/) is a charity that works with partners in developing countries to help people to build clean, safe toilets and taps.

A Christ Church spokesman said: “For each donation of £60 the charity works with a family or community to teach them about the benefits of good sanitation, and to train and equip them to build a safe toilet – and we get a certificate to put up in one of our loos!

“We aim to twin every toilet and tap in each of our buildings – including the portable toilet outside St Magnus, Bessingby.

“That is 31 toilets, and almost as many taps so we will need to raise a total of about £3,600.

“We are also inviting anyone who would like to join in by live-streaming themselves doing the squat challenge.

“They can tag us in, and could invite people to donate through our webpage – or even raise money to twin their own toilet!

“We have already made a good start to this. Helen, one of our church members, decided to go litter picking every day in lent and to ask for people to sponsor her for it.

“Other people started to join her too, and together they have done over 40 hours of litter picking, and have raised over £500 – enough to twin nine of our toilets.”

Helen added: “I have found this therapeutic and fulfilling. It has given me opportunities to talk to people. I would encourage others to do the same for their own well being and that of all the animals and our community.”

Go to tinyurl.com/y8u5nyp6 to watch the May Day Squat Challenge promotion video.

Anyone who would like to contribute to the cause can visit ccbn.org.uk/donate.