28 April 2012

Live Below The Line

Live Below the Line is an innovative awareness and fundraising campaign that's making a huge difference in the fight against extreme poverty. It works by challenging individuals to really experience 'living below the poverty line'. In UK terms, that means trying to live on only £1 a day.

Tough? You don't know how tough. And admittedly neither will I, unless I attempt to experience it for myself. Experience something that the approximately 1.4 billion people currently living in extreme poverty have to suffer every day. That's over 20 times the population of the UK - living every day in extreme poverty.

In 2012, Live Below the Line is running in the UK, Australia and the USA simultaneously, with more than 20,000 people spending 5 days 'living below the line'. Between the 7th – 11th of May, they can spend no more than £1 a day on food and drink.

Okay, so I've signed up to do this. If you want to sponsor me, raising money to help alleviate extreme poverty, then click here .

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