Willesden Green woman lives off £1 a day for charity challenge
- Credit: Archant
Caroline Dollman, 24, aimed to raise awareness of the Live Below the Line (LBL) campaign
If you stopped to calculate how much money you spent every day, you would probably be shocked at the results.
But last week Willesden Green resident Caroline Dollman got an insight into the lives of those in extreme poverty as she dramatically reduced her expenditure to raise awareness for a national charitable challenge.
The 24-year-old, who lives in Teignmouth Road, spent five days living off less than £1 a day to raise awareness of the Live Below the Line (LBL) challenge.
As well as raising awareness of the millions of people that go hungry every day, Ms Dollman, who works for the Save the Children charity, hopes that others will follow suit and take up the challenge, which is officially observed between April 29 and May 3.
You may also want to watch:
LBL is part of is the Enough Food for Everyone IF campaign that aims to bring about the policy change needed to help the extreme poor.
Participants raise money for charity by living off just £5 for a week in order to highlight the suffering of an estimated 1.4billion people who live below the poverty line.
- 1 Residents anger as fourth gambling casino approved in Willesden street
- 2 Brent gang members convicted of shooting a man in Enfield
- 3 Fury as Brent's planning committees approves 'another high-rise' hotel in Wembley
- 4 Tokyo Olympics: Brondesbury Park pupils wish swimmer Tom Dean luck
- 5 Petition against LTNs in Cricklewood exceeds 1,000 signatures
- 6 Brent MP order out of Commons after accusing Prime Minister of lying 'over and over again'
- 7 Traffic disruptions in Brent from July 26 to August 1
- 8 Wembley: Fan robbed of watch after Euro 2020 final
- 9 Brent motorists hit with 2,633 blue badge penalty notices in 2020
- 10 Kilburn residents forced to flee homes after flash floods
Ms Dollman said: “No child should die because they can’t get enough to eat. Yet for them, their £1 a day has to cover everything, accommodation, including healthcare and education.
“By being a little creative in my cooking, I have been able to make my £1 go further. I have bought things such as lentils, rice and beans, so have avoided being too hungry!
“By taking part in the challenge, I hope I have put a spotlight on the 1.4billion people who live below the poverty line.”
To register to take part at www.livebelowtheline.com/uk/savethechildren
Ms Dollman along with a friend has so far raised around £400. To sponsor her go to https://www.livebelowtheline.com/me/carolinedollman