WaterAid at Glastonbury 2011
At this year’s Glastonbury festival WaterAid will be asking you to join ‘The Loo Queue’ and raise awareness of the fact that 2.6 billion people don’t have access to a safe and hygienic toilet.
More than an inconvenience, this global crisis is a killer. Around 4,000 children die every day from the resulting diarrhoeal diseases – that’s more child deaths than from AIDS, malaria and measles combined.
Despite this shocking statistic, sanitation is largely neglected by governments and decision-makers and current global progress is woefully inadequate. Poverty will never be eradicated where people have nowhere safe to go to the toilet and no safe water to drink. The UK Government must lead the world in tackling the water and sanitation crisis.
So, please join ‘The Loo Queue’! It’s an easy way to support WaterAid and stop people literally dying for the loo. We’ll then hand in as many signatures as possible – we’re aiming for 30,000 – to show that the water and sanitation crisis is an issue the British public care about and want to see tackled now. Visit our stand next to the Pyramid Stage or come and see us at the ‘she-pees’ or the latrines in King’s Meadow.
We'd be very grateful if you'd sign The Loo Queue petition by clicking here. Thank you.
Queuing for the loo at Glasto? Check out WaterAid's collaborative Loo Queue playlist on Spotify, and add your own songs to share with others while you wait! http://open.spotify.com/user/