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Solihull campaigner Maggie gives up meat to live on the breadline to highlight world poverty

A SHIRLEY woman will be living on the breadline next week as she spends just £1 a day on food for charity.

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A SHIRLEY woman will be living on the breadline next week as she spends just £1 a day on food for charity.

From Monday May 7 until Friday 11, Maggie Throup will be giving up her favourite foods in favour of oats and rice as she attempts to buy a fie days' worth of food with just £5.

"It's definitely going to be a challenge," said the 55 year-old marketing consultant.

"I don't think I'd realised just how hard it would be when I signed up. I am very active and eat a lot of protein but meat is too expensive so it'll be quite interesting to live without it.

"I'll miss meat and cheese but most of all, I think I'll miss having the freedom to eat what I want."

Maggie will be joined by thousands internationally as part of the Live Below the Line campaign who will be living on the extreme poverty line to raise awareness of 1.4billion across the world who struggle to meet their daily needs on less than £1 a day.

"We have the choice to have a balanced diet," Maggie added.

"So many people across the world don't have that choice.

"I couldn't even imagine having to cover all my food, accommodation, health and education for £1 or less. Yet I know from my visits to Rwanda that billions of people do so every day."

All money raised by the five day challenge will go to Malaria No More UK to help fund their work towards a malaria free world.

To donate, visit www.livebelowtheline.com/me/maggiethroup.

 

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