Woman from Loughton to live on £1 a day to highlight poverty

East London and West Essex Guardian Series: Woman to live on £1 a day to highlight poverty Woman to live on £1 a day to highlight poverty

A young woman will be living off £1 a day to raise money and awareness for extreme poverty charities.

Chelsea Camp, from Loughton, has set herself the challenge of living five days ‘Below the Line’ as part of the UNICEF anti-starvation campaign.

The 22-year-old plans to survive on a cheap diet of pasta and rice and will also budget for a basic bottle of sparkling water in a bid to conquer her craving for fizzy drinks.

Miss Camp said: “Poverty is an obvious issue in the world and recently I have noticed it more than ever.

“People all over the world are struggling to afford to eat and drink, it has made me realise that even someone who lives next door to you could be suffering.

“Things I take for granted such as grabbing a coffee on the way to work are where the £1 limit will become a real challenge.

“I know there will be temptation to think that a chocolate bar is only a little over my budget, but I plan to stay strong.”

The UNICEF campaign raised almost £1 million last year for charities fighting extreme poverty and organisers hope to raise even more this year.

Chelsea’s challenge will begin on Monday, April 28.

Follow her progress and sponsor her on her donations page at www.livebelowtheline.com/me/cherryvenom.

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3:57pm Thu 24 Apr 14

Villagecranberry says...

The 22-year-old plans to survive on a cheap diet of pasta and rice and will also budget for a basic bottle of sparkling water in a bid to conquer her craving for fizzy drinks.


Why doesn't she just have tap water and add a quarter of an Alkerselzer to it and save even more money?

If the foreign aid was not wasted on despot leaders buying Rolls Royce's, people would not starve.
The 22-year-old plans to survive on a cheap diet of pasta and rice and will also budget for a basic bottle of sparkling water in a bid to conquer her craving for fizzy drinks. Why doesn't she just have tap water and add a quarter of an Alkerselzer to it and save even more money? If the foreign aid was not wasted on despot leaders buying Rolls Royce's, people would not starve. Villagecranberry
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7:39am Sat 26 Apr 14

itisdylan says...

Villagecranberry wrote:
The 22-year-old plans to survive on a cheap diet of pasta and rice and will also budget for a basic bottle of sparkling water in a bid to conquer her craving for fizzy drinks.


Why doesn't she just have tap water and add a quarter of an Alkerselzer to it and save even more money?

If the foreign aid was not wasted on despot leaders buying Rolls Royce's, people would not starve.
Craving for fizzy drink? Where??
[quote][p][bold]Villagecranberry[/bold] wrote: The 22-year-old plans to survive on a cheap diet of pasta and rice and will also budget for a basic bottle of sparkling water in a bid to conquer her craving for fizzy drinks. Why doesn't she just have tap water and add a quarter of an Alkerselzer to it and save even more money? If the foreign aid was not wasted on despot leaders buying Rolls Royce's, people would not starve.[/p][/quote]Craving for fizzy drink? Where?? itisdylan
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8:06am Sat 26 Apr 14

itisdylan says...

itisdylan wrote:
Villagecranberry wrote:
The 22-year-old plans to survive on a cheap diet of pasta and rice and will also budget for a basic bottle of sparkling water in a bid to conquer her craving for fizzy drinks.


Why doesn't she just have tap water and add a quarter of an Alkerselzer to it and save even more money?

If the foreign aid was not wasted on despot leaders buying Rolls Royce's, people would not starve.
Craving for fizzy drink? Where??
Why doesn't she just have tap water and add a quarter of an Alkerselzer to it and save even more money? Probably because she is 22 & is raising money for a charity! So should she not bother? Despot leaders in Rolls Royce's & comments from High Horses? Well done young lady!!!
[quote][p][bold]itisdylan[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Villagecranberry[/bold] wrote: The 22-year-old plans to survive on a cheap diet of pasta and rice and will also budget for a basic bottle of sparkling water in a bid to conquer her craving for fizzy drinks. Why doesn't she just have tap water and add a quarter of an Alkerselzer to it and save even more money? If the foreign aid was not wasted on despot leaders buying Rolls Royce's, people would not starve.[/p][/quote]Craving for fizzy drink? Where??[/p][/quote]Why doesn't she just have tap water and add a quarter of an Alkerselzer to it and save even more money? Probably because she is 22 & is raising money for a charity! So should she not bother? Despot leaders in Rolls Royce's & comments from High Horses? Well done young lady!!! itisdylan
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