Starting on Monday 7 March, a group of staff and boys will undertake the 'Live below the line' challenge of eating all food for the week for only £1 a day, while raising money for UNICEF and highlighting the issues surrounding food poverty. Globally 1.2 billion people live on less that £1 a day and in the UK alone, 300,000 children rely on food aid.
If you would like to sponsor the team, as they take on this tough challenge, please visit their Live Below the Line page.
The boys and staff taking part will need to follow rules below as they aim to ‘Live below the line’
From the 7-11 March, they can spend no more than £1 a day on food and drink.
- This means they have a total of £5 with which to buy all ingredients for meals.
- The full cost of all the items consumed must be included in their budgets. This means budgeting for whole packets of food items such as rice, pasta, noodles and eggs, etc.
- They can share the cost of ingredients amongst a team, as long as no participant spends more than £1 a day or their total £5 budget. Working as a team will allow them to pool together funds and do more with your cooking.
- They can’t grab a cheeky snack from the cupboard unless they include the cost of buying the item new in your budget.
- They can use food sourced from their garden as long as they can account for the price of production!
- They cannot accept ‘donated’ food from family or friends, but monetary donations towards your fundraising goals are acceptable, and encouraged!