As part of World Continence Week starting today, Monday 21 June, the WACA has installed one bin in every male toilet on the southern side of the Ground open to the public on all events days.
More than one million boys and men nationally are living with urinary or faecal incontinence with over a third (36%) under the age of 50.
This initiative forms part of the WACA’s vision to create a sustainable community and sporting hub for all cricket lovers and entertainment fans through its WACA Ground Improvement Project.
The Project will have significant and wide-reaching benefits and will ensure that the WACA Ground will continue to prosper and service the needs of the cricket and wider community into the future.
The WACA encourages everyone in the community to open up conversations around this issue and champion the BINS4Blokes initiative to help support the boys and men living with incontinence.
The BINS4Blokes campaign is calling on government, corporations, community organisations and the general public to be part of the solution and put in a bin for blokes.
About the Continence Foundation of Australia
The Continence Foundation of Australia is a not-for-profit organisation and the national peak body promoting bladder and bowel health, incontinence prevention, management, education, awareness, information and advocacy.
With representation in each state and territory, the Foundation provides information, support and resources for individuals, carers and professionals.
- Over five million Australians are affected by incontinence.
- The majority of people affected by incontinence can be treated, better managed or even cured.
- In 2010, the total economic cost of incontinence was estimated to be $66.7 billion and rising.
- People should SEEK HELP:
- Ask your GP
- Call the National Continence Helpline FREE 1800 33 00 66
- Visit www.continence.org.au