LBLUK15 is coming up fast now. It is due to run 27th April to 1st May, although it can be done before that if I wanted to. I have been thinking about what I might buy with the £5 and this is what I am currently thinking of.
|best for baking||£0.55||£0.39|
|2 x toms||£0.62||£0.62|
|500g chick peas||£1.09||£1.09|
The chick peas would need to come from Asda, even with an Asda shop as Aldi don’t do them. I could do a multi shop visit as DD2 lives in Bexhill and they seem to have everything there. I am hoping Aldi will have a good selection of stuff in their Super 6 that week, and I will use the remaining 50p for a flavouring, or maybe a piece of fruit. I can do more with a bag of flour than I can with a bag of rice, as many people seem to choose, and a few more veg this year.
LBLUK have sent a video link about this years campaign asking what you last spent £1 on. What did you last spend £1 on? DP went up the newsagents this morning, like every morning, and bought our newspapers which cost 80p, so that’s our £1. Nothing really, certainly a want rather than a need.
Needs must be brief this evening, I have had work things to do today and it has fair worn me out.
This is the press release that accompanied the video
Freddie Fox, Lorraine Pascale, Marvin Humes, Kate Garraway, Matt Richardson, Natalie Pinkham and Lucy Watson join forces to ask the UK what £1 means
Television, radio and music stars came together this March for the Live Below the Line campaign to film a video to raise awareness of the plight of the 1.2billion people around the world who have no choice but to live on less than £1/ day.
The short film, narrated by Global Citizen ambassador Freddie Fox features Marvin Humes, Lucy Watson, Lorraine Pascale, Kate Garraway, Natalie Pinkham, Matt Richardson and members of the public talking about what they last spent £1 on to help illustrate how easy it is to spend £1 here in the UK.
1.2billion people around the world live on less than £1 a day. To put this into perspective, that’s 1 in 6 people across the globe or 20 times the population of the UK. It’s a harsh reality for those who have to make impossible choices, every day, like spending that £1 on food for the family or medicine to stop them getting ill, or school for their children or clothing them instead.
To help change this, Global Citizen – the movement to end extreme poverty by 2030, is again challenging people across the UK to Live Below the Line and eat and drink on £1 a day, for just 5 days, from 27th April – 1st May, raising awareness and vital funds for those who have no choice but do it every day.
Members of the public can sign up NOW at www.livebelowtheline.com/uk and gain sponsorship to live on £1 a day, raising funds for Live Below the Line’s major charity partners including Action Against Hunger, Action Aid, Malaria No More UK, Save the Children UK, Send a Cow, Unicef UK, as well as 24 other UK charity partners.
Freddie Fox is taking the challenge and will be putting his £1/ day with four friends’ £1 to host a dinner party for five on a fiver, helping to show the public that pooling the £1/ day budget with friends or family can make the food and drink go further.
Freddie Fox, said: “I’m delighted to be an Ambassador for Global Citizen and to be taking part in the Live Below the Line challenge this year. This campaign is a profound and insightful experience that, in some small way, gives you the chance to put yourself in the shoes of those people around the globe that live below the poverty line.”
From the film:
· Freddie Fox last spent £1 on a cucumber
· Lorraine Pascale last spent £1 on some apples from the market
· Marvin Humes last spent £1 on a bottle of water
· Kate Garraway last spent £1 on using the public toilet with her daughter at Euston Station
· Matt Richardson last spent £1 on a cheeseburger
· Natalie Pinkham last spent £1 on some milk
· Lucy Watson last spent £1 on a parking metre
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