Last year I mentioned Live Below the Line, a challenge to live on £1 a day for five days. It’s a way of raising awareness about poverty and development, and raising funds for charity. I was hoping to take part, but the week of the challenge was the same week that our son was born. With hindsight, the combination of hunger and sleeplessness may well have pushed me over the edge entirely, so I’m glad we didn’t do it in the end.
My wife and I are taking part this year however, and I’ll be blogging about it for the Global Poverty Project. The main challenge is on the 7th to the 11th of May, but we’ll be doing it the week of the 23rd of April in the run up to the main event.
I’m going to be inviting some friends locally, but if you’d like to join in where you are, let me know. I’m sure it would be easier with a team of people, and it would be a great way to educate your kids about poverty or raise some interesting conversations with your friends and colleagues. You can also choose from over 20 different charities to raise money for, and it’s just five days. Does anyone want to join us?