Three women from Vauxhall based charity Health Poverty Action have teamed up to each live off £1 a day for all food and drink for 5 days, in order to raise funds to help end extreme poverty.
Known better as the Live Below the Line campaign, the three women will be taking on the challenge between Sunday 12 – Thursday 16 April.
Jessica Scott Sarah Smith and Laura Oakley all work atHealth Poverty Action, which is one of the partner charities for the Live Below the Line campaign this year.
They decided to take on the challenge for themselves two weeks ahead of the official challenge week (27 April – 1 May), in order to lead from the front and inspire others to fundraise on behalf of Health Poverty Action.
Talking about the challenge Communications Officer, Laura Oakley, said:
“Through our work at Health Poverty Action we see the effect living below the poverty line has on the communities we work alongside. Put simply it is having a devastating impact on their health. We’re really pleased to be part of this campaign and wanted to practise what we preach – so by taking part in the challenge we hope to inspire others to fundraise on behalf of the organisation we’re all so proud to work for.”
You can sponsor this team effort by visiting www.livebelowtheline.com/team/health-poverty-action-staff
Health Poverty Action also invites you to sign up to the campaign for the official challenge week 27 April – 1 May.
You can sign via Health Poverty Action’s webpage (www.healthpovertyaction.org) or directly via https://www.livebelowtheline.com/uk/partner/hpa