Monday, May 15, 2017

Bathgate ASC's Isla McConnell Completes Fundraising Aquathon!

Did you know, 2.4 billion people in the world don't have a toilet. That's around one-third of the population and Isla McConnell (a Silver Swimmer with Bathgate ASC) says, "That's not on!". 

Isla chose to fund raise money so that her school, Windyknowe Primary School could twin two toilet blocks so that people in poor communities can have clean water, a basic toilet and have the opportunity to learn about hygiene. Building toilets in schools enables children, particularly girls, to attend school in safety without fear of being bitten by snakes or assaulted.

Bathgate is already a 'Toilet Twinned Town', Isla thinks it would be great if we could toilet twin all the schools too!

Well done to Isla who completed her 2.5km swim in 51:05.09 (as part of her fundraising efforts), and then her 5k run in 31 minutes 53 seconds raising an amazing £1186.25 so far - almost enough money for 5 toilet blocks!

Congratulations Isla - what amazing work and we're sure Bathgate ASC are very proud of you. Well done. 

If you would still like to donate you can through her Just Giving page here : 

Toilet Twinning - find out more

Providing lifesaving loos & clean water to help people escape generational poverty.