Living Below The Line in April
Still image from Make a Keyhole Garden by Send a Cow, https://vimeo.com/15630334
I've signed myself up for some limit-pushing challenges before, from running ToughMudder, cycling 400 miles around the Lap of Anglia, to fighting in a corporate boxing match, but I think this next challenge is going to be the most difficult for me so far.
There is no cycling, running or fighting involved. In fact I can do it right here in the comfort of my own home. But the psychological and physical effect is going to be pretty intense for me I think. At the end of April, I have pledged that I will live on just £1 a day for five days to bring attention to, and raise money for Send A Cow in the Live Below The Line challenge.
I don't like the thought of getting hungry or tired, and especially not both. Just throw in being too fatigued to do anything fun and energetic and that, right there, is the perfect formula for a very grumpy me.
But the point is, many people, that aren't as fortunate, have to live on less than this every day, sometimes even half as much, and don't have the luxury of choosing not to. So I want to raise as much awareness and money I can. It takes so very little to make a huge difference to a family's life.
If I raise just £7, that would be enough to give a family a chicken so that they could have protein-rich eggs. £32 would be enough to buy a family a goat so that they could have nutritious milk, not just for themselves but to sell. £99 would enable a family to be trained to set up an allotment to grow vitamin rich fruit and vegetables.
I will be starting my challenge from the 27th April to the 1st May.
Thank you again to everyone who so kindly and generously helps me raise money for such worthy causes. If you'd like to take part yourself, there's still plenty of time to sign up and get involved.
Take a look at the quick video below to see some of the great things that this money will be used for....