You may have heard of Live Below the Line before, but have you ever been involved with it? This year you can join the University of Southampton team who will be living below the line from March 16th to March 20th to raise money for Action Aid.
What is Live Below the Line?
Live Below the Line is a challenge that was set up to raise awareness for world hunger and poverty. It does not attempt to replicate the situation of poverty but to provide individuals with the experience of living in a similar state of poverty but eating only £1 worth of food each day for 5 days. Whilst doing so, participants will attempt to fundraise for charity. Our chosen charity is Action Aid.
Why live on £1?
For millions of people all around the globe, hunger isn’t just a rumbling in their bellies. It’s a harsh struggle of reality. So many people in the world live each day on just £1. While the Live Below the Line challenge just tackles this financial constraint in terms of food and drinks, in other parts of the world, our brothers and sisters are using that same amount of money not only for food and water but also health and transport, to name but a few.
Who are Action Aid?
Action Aid are an international charity that work specifically with women and their families to alleviate poverty. They train women in sustainable farming techniques and provide resources for them, such as seeds, which promotes them to grow their own food. Action Aid are not only thinking for the ‘now’, they are developing for the future.
This sounds AWESOME! How do I get involved?
You can sign up at https://www.livebelowtheline.com/uk/partner/actionaid and don’t forget to tag the University of Southampton when you sign up! You can find all the resources you need here: https://www.livebelowtheline.com/uk/resources including a participant pack and a few sheets of tasty recipes!