Locals in Minginish are sitting pretty after being told that their local loos now have a real connection...with toilets in Chad!

For the local community – who pride themselves on the luxury conditions of the local latrines in the community hall – are taking part in the Tearfund run Toilet Twinning scheme.

They have pledged to raise enough to cover the running costs of several toilet blocks in some of the world's poorest countries and have now been told of a successful match

The hall's organisers say: "We are very pleased to tell you we have twinned the first of our loos with a school toilet block at Treguine refugee camp in Chad. Thank you to everyone who has donated or bought books at the Wednesday craft fairs.

"From what limited information we can find, Treguine is one of a number of refugee camps in eastern Chad for Sudanese refugees fleeing the conflict in Darfur.

"We have not closed our fundraising just yet, and will be able to twin with at least two more school toilet blocks. There is still time to donate at https://mydonate.bt.com/events/toilettwinning2016 and when we have all our certificates we will arrange a little event at the hall to thank everyone who has supported the project.

Through the scheme a £240 donation would sponsor a toilet block for a school or community and Minginish have set themselves a target figure of £500. So far they have collected just over £300 and have until the end of October to raise the rest.