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Willesden Green woman lives off £1 a day for charity challenge

PUBLISHED: 16:43 15 April 2013 | UPDATED: 16:50 15 April 2013

Caroline Dollman who completed the Live Below the Line challenge

Caroline Dollman who completed the Live Below the Line challenge

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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.

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.

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


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