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This year I've set myself a new years resolution with a difference - I have decided to attempt to live off of an average of £1 a day in January - £31 for the entire month.

I'm doing this starting from a bare cupboard.

Anything that isn't water, mouthwash, toothpaste or medicine needs to come out of my £1 a day budget.

Read more on my "Pound a Day blog"

Updates 2

Thanks so much to everyone who donated. It's now 6 minutes past midnight, UK time, and I'm glad to say, that with your support, we have raised over £1000 for the Trussell Trust to help them carry out their good work! I've spent all but 6p of my £31 budget, with £2.46 of food left

01/02/14 12:09

Now just 5 days of my pound a day challenge to go - if you have donated, thank you - if not - please consider following my twitter feed - @stevejpitchford and help be retweeting my tweets and spreading the word!

26/01/14 11:09

Raising money for

The Trussell Trust

The Trussell Trust

Charity Registration No. 1110522

The Trussell Trust runs sustainable community projects in the UK and Bulgaria tackling poverty and exclusion. Through the UK Foodbank Network, Community Enterprises and Bulgaria projects, we work with marginalised people in real need, providing practical care and support. www.trusselltrust.org.

Raising money for

Run by The Trussell Trust

Charity Registration No. 1110522

Donations 33

Congratulations, Steve

Donation by Anonymous on 01/02/14

£50.00

+ £12.50 Gift Aid

Well done Steve, hat's off to you, great blog too.

Donation by Anonymous on 31/01/14

£50.00

Donation by Anonymous on 31/01/14

We are all impressed - at both your perseverance and your insanity. This is from the company.

Donation by Majestic SEO on 31/01/14

£413.50

Brilliant work Steve. Thanks for making me feel like a burden on humanity for the last 31 days. I shall be inspired to be a bit more frugal over the remaining days of the year

Donation by Nick on 31/01/14

£31.00

+ £7.75 Gift Aid

I thought you'd cave in from malnutrition, but happy to see you succeed. Nicely done!

Donation by Ash on 31/01/14

£31.00

+ £7.75 Gift Aid

For punishment lentils alone you deserve this - well done and loving the blog.

Donation by Beccy Allen on 30/01/14

£5.00

Great effort Steve! Only a few more days to go...

Donation by John Richards on 27/01/14

£10.00

+ £2.50 Gift Aid

Donation by Kari Takanen on 27/01/14

£31.00

Well done Steve. Just like being at fountain road again.

Donation by Mog on 26/01/14

£10.00

+ £2.50 Gift Aid

Well done, I admire your determination.

Donation by Eileen on 25/01/14

£5.00

Best wishes for success, and congratulations from USA on your tenaciy. Besides lots of internet sites for cheap recipe helps, thrift/charity shops often have tremendous bargains on cookery books.

Donation by Elaine on 24/01/14

£5.00

Well done Steve. Great challenge, great blog and great cause. Have a month (plus gift aid) on me!

Donation by Oliver on 24/01/14

£31.00

+ £7.75 Gift Aid

Well done steve!

Donation by Anonymous on 23/01/14

£10.00

Very impressive!

Donation by Tim Long on 23/01/14

£5.00

+ £1.25 Gift Aid

Well done Steve keep going mate

Donation by Dylan on 23/01/14

£20.00

+ £5.00 Gift Aid

Hey Steve - Lose kilos & gain £ for the charity ! Sounds like a good plan.

Donation by Vince on 21/01/14

£31.00

+ £7.75 Gift Aid

Great challenge for a great cause!

Donation by Scoperks on 20/01/14

£50.00

This is still a silly idea

Donation by Anonymous on 18/01/14

£20.00

+ £5.00 Gift Aid

Great idea and great effort !

Donation by Chris on 18/01/14

£31.00

+ £7.75 Gift Aid

Donation by Anonymous on 17/01/14

£5.00

+ £1.25 Gift Aid

Well done. Good for you! Good luck for the next half month

Donation by Anonymous on 16/01/14

£15.50

+ £3.88 Gift Aid

A brilliant challenge, well done.

Donation by Sue on 15/01/14

£20.00

+ £5.00 Gift Aid

Good luck in your mission! Sounds like a good cause

Donation by Sarah on 15/01/14

£10.00

+ £2.50 Gift Aid

Good luck and well done.

Donation by Anonymous on 15/01/14

£20.00

Donation summary

  • * Online donations£1,105.00
  • Offline donations£0.00
  • Text donations£0.00
  • Total raised£1,105.00
  • Gift Aid£127.63

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