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Five strive to survive on a fiver

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Bromford Support’s team in Daventry will be living on just £1 a day for five days from 13 to 17 May in support of the ‘Living Below the Line’ campaign.

‘Living below the line’ is challenging individuals and communities to bring to life the direct experiences of the 1.4 billion people currently living in extreme poverty on a global level and helping to make real change. This is more relevant than ever in the UK as we are surrounded by the stark reality of UK poverty and those living below the relative poverty line here.

Katharine Rymell, Senior Support Worker, 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 to turn our attentions to local situations and support local food banks.

“We're going to be writing a blog as we go where we'll be updating how we’re getting on and giving recipes of the yummy meals we'll be cooking.”

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

If you would like to sponsor the team, please go to:

You can also follow the team’s progress on Twitter at #BromfordSupportDaventy.

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