Five survive on £1 per day!

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Five Daventry workers have been living on just £1 per day this week to highlight the experiences of those living in extreme poverty.

The team from Bromford Support housing advice centre, have been taking part in the global ‘living below the line’ campaign which aims to bring to life the experience of 1.4 billion people currently living in poverty.

Senior Support Worker at Bromford Katharine Rymell said: “We were keen to get involved as we thought it would be a great opportunity to highlight the difficulties some of our customers are facing and turn our attentions to local issues and support food banks.

“We have been writing a blog updating how we’re getting on and giving recipes of the meals we’ll be cooking.”

Through the challenge the team will also be raising money for YouCan, Bromford Support’s charity which aims to help people bring ideas to life in the form of community projects, education, volunteering and business.

To sponsor the team visit uk.virginmoneygiving.com/team/bromfordsupportdaventry. Follow them on Twitter at #BromfordSupportDaventy and their blog is at www.katharinerymell.tumblr.com.

A focus group will be held on Wednesday, May 22 between 1pm and 3 pm at the Abbey Centre to discuss the experiences of the team.