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£635raised of £500 target by 29 supporters

    Weʼve raised £635 to support the great work of Euston Foodbank

    London, United Kingdom
    Funded on Friday, 29th September 2017

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    As you all know, Alex and I like food. A LOT. It's all we ever really talk about. This is, after all, a man who cooks eight course feasts for his own birthday...

    To raise money for a good cause we will be challenging ourselves to live below the poverty line for a week, subsisting on £1 each per day for all of our food and drink. Say goodbye to gourmet lunches, auf wiedersehen to michelin-style dinners and adios to Alex's beloved coffee.

    From 18th - 24th September we will only be allowed to consume what our combined £14 buys us, forgoing the usual supplementary supplies from the cupboard / work fridge.

    All the money we raise will go to the Euston Foodbank, where I have been volunteering since January. Run by The Trussell Trust, the foodbank is a vital lifeline for local people.

    Thirteen million people live below the poverty line in the UK, with people going hungry every day for all kinds of reasons, ranging from delayed wages or benefits to receiving an unexpected bill on a low income (it is worth noting that a great deal of our clients are in-work).

    Between 1st April 2016 and 31st March 2017, the 427 foodbanks within The Trussell Trust Network provided 1,182,954 three day emergency food supplies to people in crisis, 37% of which went to children. On average people only require two foodbank vouchers in a year to see them through difficult times.

    Whilst Euston Foodbank is run by a team of wonderful volunteers, they still require money to buy crucial supplies and help extend the foodbank's services.

    So dig deep, in the knowledge that I (and especially Alex) will be thoroughly miserable eating bland food for a week, and you will be helping a brilliant organisation fight the devastating effects of austerity.

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    • Alice Clifford10 months ago
      Alice Clifford

      Alice Clifford

      10 months ago

      -- Saturday -- Finish line in sight and we've used our contingency pound to buy some beans and crumpets! Having spent last night staring at curry rather than eating my scheduled sausages I'm now in the position to enjoy a rather extravagant fry up! I had few reservations about throwing crumpets into the mix, but drizzled in sausage fat they went down a treat.

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    • Alice Clifford10 months ago
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      Alice Clifford

      10 months ago

      -- Friday -- I had an enjoyable cup of water whilst my friends enjoyed a rather tasty looking curry. Smelt amazing. I'll never know how it tasted.

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    • Alice Clifford10 months ago
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      Alice Clifford

      10 months ago

      - Thursday - Given the lack of coffee I've started experimenting with less mainstream hot drinks. Following Granddad's advice I opted for a nice hot cup of stock. Lesson learned - don't just let it brew like tea, those things require stirring. Then drink it quickly before everything settles and you get an insight into what a 10p stock cube contains. Had an apple today. Well worth £1.22. Have also snuck in a couple of my contingency biscuits with the end of the working week in sight. Days remaining: 3 Biscuits remaining: 6.

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    29

    • Helen jedrzejewski

      Helen jedrzejewski

      Sep 25, 2017

      Well done!

      £20.00

    • T-dawg

      T-dawg

      Sep 22, 2017

      No coffee? No cake? CLASHFINDER. You can do it, kids.

      £10.00

    • Zoe Kelly

      Zoe Kelly

      Sep 19, 2017

      £10.00

    • Kajal Patel

      Kajal Patel

      Sep 19, 2017

      Good luck guys. Can not wait to see your food diary :)

      £10.00

    • Abs Clifford

      Abs Clifford

      Sep 17, 2017

      Good luck guys! Worthy challenge x

      £5.00

    • Ally Gavigan

      Ally Gavigan

      Sep 14, 2017

      Hi, I'm Michael's partner and he told me about what you both are doing. Really impressive so wanted to chip in. Good luck with it!

      £15.00

    • Michael Lavelle

      Michael Lavelle

      Sep 14, 2017

      Fantastic thing you guys are doing! - best of luck!

      £15.00

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