If you are or thinking of after reading this, in taking part get in touch so we can follow your week Below the line. With a food diary of images and your experience.
Live below the Line 2014 is taking place from Monday 28 April to Friday 2 May, and challenges you to live below the poverty line for one week. Change the way you think about poverty.
What is Live below the Line?
During the Live Below the Line five day challenge 27,500 children will die of malnutrition. It shouldn’t be like this. The world produces enough food for every child. Today, UNICEF is doing more than anyone to stop children suffering from hunger and dying from malnutrition.
The challenge is to buy all the food and drink you need to survive for five days with just £5 (£1 per day). There are no specific rules on what you can and can’t do, it’s really up to you about how strict you want to be (e.g. using oil, or spices etc).
Get sponsored by family members, friends, and co-workers to live below the line, raising money. You’ll gain first-hand insight into the lives of people living below the poverty line and have the chance to make a difference. See the Charities you can choose to donate to here.
How do I join in?
Step 1. Register
Register now on the Live below the Line 2014 website, where you can set up your online fundraising page, and access loads of materials to help you plan.
Step 2. Read about the challenge from our past participants
Last year, over 1200 people in the UK raised an incredible £153,170 for UNICEF’s work for children.
In the run up to the campaign we will be adding lots of new stories from past participants and resources to help you plan and fund raise.
Step 3. Recruit your friends, and get fundraising
Make sure you tell your friends about the challenge you’ve set yourself. It’s easier to do as part of a group, so see if you can get any of your friends or family to sign up too. Be sure to tell everyone about your online sponsorship page and consider writing a blog to update them on how you’re doing.
What are you waiting for?
You can see the choices of the causes you can raise money for here.