We’ve seen some madcap fundraising ideas over the years… taking a bath in baked beans… marathon running in suits of armour… climbing the Three Peaks by moonlight. But how can a trip to the toilet raise money for our charitable cause?

The people of Leeds will be giving new meaning to the term spend a penny when the Geberit AquaClean Tour rolls into town to help raise vital funds for us over the weekend of July 30-31.

Everyone who comes aboard the Geberit AquaClean Tour bus is invited to spend a penny in the literal sense, all in aid of Keeping The Beat – our campaign to raise £500,000 for a revolutionary children’s heart theatre at the LGI.

In other words, by trying the Geberit AquaClean shower toilet out for size, you’ll be doing your charitable bit as each penny received will be converted into a pound donation for Keeping The Beat.

Visitors will be encouraged to share their “first time face” on social media – they can have their photo taken to capture the moment they first experience this new toilet technology, with each share raising awareness of our cause.

To quote Geberit themselves: “Bringing high-tech wellness to the bathroom while being simple to operate by all the family, the Geberit AquaClean range of shower toilets clean with a gentle, airy water spray at body temperature, with an adjustable intensity to maximise on comfort.”

The Geberit AquaClean Tour will be at Briggate, Leeds converting pennies into pounds for Children’s Heart Surgery Fund and spreading the feel-good factor along the way on July 30-31 2016.

Find out more at www.geberit-aquaclean.co.uk/myfirsttime