Comedian Bec Hill was crowned the winner of WaterAid's hunt for the United Kingdom’s favourite toilet joke today on World Toilet Day (Wednesday 19th November)!

The winning toilet joke is:

“For Christmas last year I got given Sudoku toilet paper. It’s useless. You can only fill it in with number ones and number twos.”

You can watch all the jokes from the competition here.

WaterAid has also today published a new briefing Child of Mine and a letter to the UN Secretary-General signed by a leading group of academics and experts, that highlights that over 10 million children under the age of five have died since the turn of the millennium because of diseases brought about because they, their families and communities lacked toilets.  It’s no joke that another half-a-million children will also die this year due to this, which is why WaterAid and 36 number of medical and health organisations and associations are writing to the UN to ask for toilets and clean water for all by 2030.

In addition, WaterAid is present in Brussels launching the European Toilet Declaration, a joint call to action from the private sector, NGOs and Members of European Parliament for the EU to back a dedicated Sustainable Development Goal aiming to enable universal access to basic drinking water, sanitation and hygiene (WASH) by 2030.

Learn more at WaterAid website!