ThirdWay celebrates Trust with affordable art fair
ThirdWay will celebrate the launch of the ThirdWay Trust – a charity endeavour in partnership with Toilet Twinning – today, Tuesday 4th December, with its own affordable BOG STANDARD art fair, in association with ARTIQ.
Earlier this year, ThirdWay joined forces with aid organisation Toilet Twinning to launch the trust, in a bid to help fund the construction of household toilets, and to provide clean water to communities across Africa, Asia and Central America.
Following World Toilet Day on 19th November, figures show that 1 in 3 people do not have access to a clean toilet, and 62.5% of people around the world don’t have access to safe sanitation.
The impact of exposure to human waste on this scale has a devastating impact upon public health, living and working conditions, nutrition, education and economic productivity across the world.
For the BOG STANDARD art fair, artists from all over the UK have submitted artwork in line with the theme of water. There will be 16 limited edition prints as well as 5 original pieces, which are a mix of watercolours, oil on canvas and mixed media.
Artwork will be available to purchase for between £30 and £360. Just £60 pays for a ‘toilet twin’, which can change and potentially save the lives of up to six people by funding a project in a poor community and providing families with clean water and toilet facilities.
The initiative represents a charity close to the hearts of the team at ThirdWay and was kickstarted when Ben Gillam’s home toilet was twinned as a Christmas present – he immediately realised the potential to raise more funds by asking clients and others to twin their toilets too. ThirdWay has now twinned 288 toilets and is on track to hit its ambitious target of 500 by the end of the year.
All the proceeds made at the event will go towards the ThirdWay Trust, to help communities build safer and cleaner water systems.
Updated 10th December.
A very big thank you to everybody that came to ThirdWay’s first affordable art fair where, despite the powercut(!), we made a total of £2682!
That’s another 44 toilets twinned and around 270 people whose lives will be changed as a result. We still have some original and reproduction artwork available to buy.Please email firstname.lastname@example.org if you would like to be sent a brochure.