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Charity begins at home...but then spreads far and wide!
13th July 2012
 

   

Over the year since he was elected as the Conservative representative for the Abington Ward, Councillor Tony Ansell, Owner and Proprietor of the Bistro at All Saints Church, has been working hard to improve the lives of those within his constituency in Northampton. However, never one to rest on his laurels, over the last few months Tony’s ambition has been nothing short of global!

In an unusual step, the newly refurbished suite of toilets within the Bistro at All Saints Church has recently been twinned with a toilet in Cambodia. Toilet twinning is a relatively new scheme, pioneered by two UK-based charities Cord and Tearfund, both dedicated to transforming the lives of those in poor communities across the world. Together, the two charities use the money raised through the twinning scheme to help provide access to better sanitation,

clean water, and hygiene education. In the three years that the scheme has been operating, more than 5,000 latrines have been built in Burundi, Cambodia and DR Congo, giving nearly 60,000 people access to safe and clean water and toilet facilities, improving their health, enabling them to access work and education, and ultimately, helping to reduce poverty. At All Saints our toilets have been twinned with latrine in Cambodia, about three hours SE of Phnom Penh, Cambodia’s capital: GPS Co-ordinates Latitude 11.07716, Longitude 105.67344.


 


This gesture comes hot on the heels of Tony’s staggering fund-raising success earlier in the year, in which he raised £6284.50 in aid of CAFOD, the Catholic aid agency working across the world to bring hope, compassion and solidarity to poor communities, whilst working to end poverty and injustice. This impressive sum of money was raised through a number of means, including the Ascension Day breakfasts at All Saints for those who had braved the weather to see the choristers sing from the roof and attend the 0700AM service, and a collection plate for

Café customers. However, the vast majority was raised through a fabulous fundraising evening hosted at Tony’s other site, the Café in the Park in Abington, on 3rd May. Organised as part of CAFOD’s ‘Thirst for Change’ campaign, the evening featured a fantastic line-up of musicians, including The Maestro (the pianist Lincoln Noel), The Soprano (internationally renowned Alison Roddy), and the Drag Artiste (Baroness Von Camp). In addition to the ticket sales, the evening also hosted a magnificent raffle and auction, to which local companies and individuals had generously donated a range of enticing prizes.
 

 

 

In addition to over 70 guests, Tom O’Connor, Director of CAFOD, attended the evening to explain a little about the work of CAFOD and the importance of seeing ourselves as part of a global family. The evening alone raised just over £2400.00, a magnificent sum which was doubled through the government’s matched funding scheme, introduced earlier this year, whereby the UK Government pledged to match, pound for pound, all public donations. This scheme should allow CAFOD to

double its impact, provide access to clean water and sanitation to twice as many as would have been possible before.

What a fantastic effort from all concerned, and many thanks to Tony for his continued efforts to improve the lives of his ‘global family’, whether near or far.

 



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