Last week I had a call from probably my favourite charity (after XLP of course).
They were ringing because I had recently made a donation to their Syria Appeal (you might remember I wrote a post about Syria a few weeks ago - you can read it here). Not only were they thanking me for the donation but also asking if I would consider giving on a regular basis. Now if I'm honest, I can't commit to giving to something else - I already have a number of charities that I support and I don't have any more capacity for adding to that right now. However, I really do love the work of Tearfund and said that if there were other ways I could support their work I would be interested in knowing more.
I was directed to think about taking part in the Live Below The Line campaign.
The idea is to raise awareness for the 1.4 billion people who live below the poverty line, or on less than $1.25 a day by committing to living on £1 a day for 5 days.
Now I often think about how much I have and about how I take things for granted; and so I have agreed to take part. From 29th April - 3rd May I will be living on £1 a day. It is only for food as I actually have to go to work (which does cost), but living on £1 a day is actually pretty tricky.
By doing this hopefully I'll encourage you to check out the campaign for yourself but also I'm hoping to raise some money for Tearfund. The whole Live Below The Line campaign is actually run jointly as part of the IF Campaign which you can read more about...it's really good!
Anyway if you would like to sponsor me in this venture please visit here - anything, big or small is really appreciated.