This year the Timeless Tube engineers have been fortunate enough to work on some amazing infrastructure projects. However the team are conscious of the fact that in some places infrastructure simply doesn’t exist; 3bn people worldwide lack basic handwashing facilities such as soap and clean water.
This Christmas we’ve chosen to support Tap Twinning’s vital work in bringing simple handwashing stations to vulnerable communities who don’t have access to clean water. In 2020, the campaign has helped stop the spread of Coronavirus and other viruses through handwashing and hygiene training, as well as enabling families to install their own taps. Timeless have sponsored a handwashing station in the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC) – which is only one country away from being the worst place on earth for life expectancy, literacy, education and standards of living. The simple ‘tippy-tap’ design is basic yet it is changing the lives of some of the world’s most vulnerable communities.
“We’re delighted to get behind this worthwhile campaign, which supports work in more than 35 countries to help the most vulnerable protect themselves from Covid-19. At Timeless we are privileged to be able to provide tubing for pioneering projects and cutting-edge design, and yet here, we can see the most basic of designs helping to save lives. Engineering is about finding solutions…this effective solution-finding should be celebrated.” says Timeless MD Tom McMillan.
Tap Twinning CEO Lorraine Kingsley said: “We’re so grateful to Timeless Tube for their generosity, especially at a time of such great uncertainty for everyone. We can assure the team that their donation will make a huge difference to a family: their new handwashing facilities and hygiene training will help them protect themselves from COVID and stop the spread of other infections and diseases. We work with the very poorest in the hardest-to-reach places, so Timeless Tube’s gift really will change lives for good.”
Handwashing with soap is the singlest most effective way to stop the spread of infection.
To find out more, go to www.toilettwinning.org