30 April: What a day today, Tim and I (Team Hunger UK) are both really busy keeping up with you all and some of you are doing miraculous things with your cooking! #impressed. Some highlights so far from those of you living #BelowtheLine this week – Jon Butcher’s yummy Blog | Katherine Ryan’s musings (Sage Publication’s Network) | Lucy Silovsky (fundraising genius!).
29 April: 3pm… Day 1 Lunch was rather basic today and I am definitely feeling a few hunger pangs and struggling to concentrate….
8am and we’re off #belowtheline – my breakfast has been a great success (14p) and I’ve even managed to get my trusty superfood in ‘chia seeds‘.
I couldn’t have done this without some bulk buying though and it has taken me an age to plan the elements which highlights the reality for the 1.4bn women, men and children (1 in every 8 of us).
When you Live #BelowtheLine you spend so much of your life chasing the next meal and moving to a new reality where you are envisioning a better future is really difficult.
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A shout out to…..
Thanks everyone for joining The Hunger Project UK’s below the line team….. (it’s absolutely not too late to join me) and with Ben Affleck joining the campaign, Hugh Jackman inviting us all to getting involved – I’m getting just a little excited about next week!
Why we’re doing the challenge
The Hunger Project are empowering millions of women, men and kids to end their own hunger around the world and for just one week we’re all jumping into their shoes to stand in solidarity with them in their daily fight for a better future and to a get a better sense of the injustice facing one in eight of us around the world…..
Our £1 a day doesn’t even cover fuel, school fees or transport so it really is only going to be a glimpse of the incredible struggle for those living with chronic persistent hunger.
But I’m up for the challenge – are you? I’m starting to get really nervous about next week!!
Meal planning – you’ve got to plan #belowtheline
As yet I haven’t done any meal planning whatsoever… so it’s all going to have to happen this weekend….. if you’ve got some pictures, ideas or want to help me create the visual/written resources for our 60 plus challengers next week get in touch….. we are only a team of two staff – we need a hand!! email or post here (email@example.com)
- Live Below the Line kick starts a season of campaigning for The Hunger Project in the run up to our 3rd annual World Hunger Day – why not get involved?
- Hugh Jackman invites us to Live Below the Line – are you in?
- We’ve launched Come Dine ‘Below the Line’ our ‘slimmed down’ version of the challenge on the 9th May, 2013 – read more about how to set up your #belowtheline dinner party.
Team Hunger – Mark
Just some of the 60 challengers taking on #BelowTheLine – help them with their fundraising!