Live Below The Line

I recently received an email about a great fundraising campaign called Live Below The Line. I checked out their site and felt it was time for me to give back to the larger worldwide community. I have accepted the challenge feeding myself on £1 a day for 5 days. £1 a day is the UK equivalent of the extreme poverty line. This will give me a glimpse into the lives of 1.4 billion people who have no choice but to live below the line every day and who have to make £1 cover a lot more than food and drink. I will be doing this challenge from the 7th to the 11th of May with more then 20,000 participants from the UK, US, and Australia. I will be blogging that week documenting my experience with the challenge. I am doing this challenge raising money for Restless Development, a youth led development agency. Please see their videos below to learn more about them. I am hoping that some of you will join me on this challenge or sponsor me by donating here, every donation helps no matter how big or small it will make a difference for someone's life. Now to think of a meal plan for the 5 days with only £1 each day... this will definitely be a challenge.

Please sponsor me by donating here.



  1. Brilliant Mike - I'm doing it for another great charity The Hunger Project.. will login and check how you are doing! If you stumble upon any recipe ideas in advance please post them - I think I'll be doing my shopping in a planned way for change! Mark