If you follow Dave Brown on twitter you may have noticed his recent obsession with the price of food. If you don’t follow Dave (why ever not?) or you’re not entirely sure what it’s all about, please allow us to enlighten you:
Dave is participating in a charity initiative called ‘Live Below the Line’, which starts tomorrow, Monday 28th April and runs until 2nd May. During this time Dave will be limiting his food and drink budget to just £1 per day. £1 is the UK equivalent of the extreme poverty line. Eating and drinking on so little provides a glimpse into the challenges faced by the 1.2 billion people who have no choice but to live below the line everyday for everything, including food, medical care, transport and education.
Since the movement began in 2010, over 25,000 people have taken the challenge, raising over $9 million for the world’s leading anti-poverty organisations.
Dave will be participating on behalf of the charity he regularly supports, Afrikids. So far he’s raised an astonishing £940, but every little helps – so if you’d like to donate please visit Dave’s sponsorship page here. And don’t forget to keep an eye on Dave’s progress this week via his twitter feed. He already sounds pretty traumatised and so far he’s only done his weekly shop!
To find out more about the £1 a day challenge, or to sign up to take part yourself, visit the Below The Line’s website.