Carly Merchant

My Challenge

Last day!

So it is the last day that myself and Kate will be living below the line! It has been tough at times but we have persevered and thanks to all of you we have smashed our target.
I have quite a lot of food left over (4 tins of spaghetti hoops, bread, pasta, pasta sauce and onions) so have been able to treat myself to a coffee this morning.
Tomorrow myself and Kate plan on a socially distanced Indian takeaway in the garden. 
Thanks again to all if you and hopefully some of you will take on the challenge of living below the line sometime. X

Half way there!

We have made it halfway through our challenge, both looking forward to when we can have fruit, veg and a protein source other than eggs. 
We have also made it halfway through our fundraising target. We are extremely grateful to all of you for donating. X

Day 1 living below the line

So today has been the first day for myself and Kate. Caffeine or lack of it has been an issue for both of us during our busy days but cheap cola is working out as the best solution. 
Having no snacks and having to turn down hot drinks is also difficult. 
We are both thinking positively though and looking forward to continuing. 

1st June

Hi all,
Myself and Kate Squires will be starting our 14 days living below the line on 1st June 2020. This involves only spending £1 a day for all food and drink. 

Any donations much appreciated.

Carly's Live Below the Line Challenge

I am fundraising for The Hunger Project.

Please make a donation and help me reach my goal.

What impact will your donation have?

£25 could fund functional adult literacy training for two women so that they can learn to read and write.

£30 could provide one woman with a microfinance loan and financial literacy training so she can start a small business, earn an income and support her family.

£65 could train a local volunteer leader who will educate mothers about the importance of pre-natal care to ensure their babies are delivered safely.

£125 could train one Elected Woman in India to be an effective local council member and ban child marriage in her community.

Every pound counts! Anything you can contribute is greatly appreciated. Thank you!

Thank you to my Sponsors


Kylie Maisey

Well done. xx


Rowena Lawrence-thorn

Well done 😊


Emma Paddick

Well done guys! X


Yvonne Godfrey


Sue Smee

Well done both of you xx


Tom Merchant


J Foley

Well Done Carly 👏👏👍😘


Becky Harris

I’d rather my skydive 😅, too difficult for me!


Carly Merchant


Tiff Foley

Good luck Carly! Keep going! X


Kimberly Ball

Good luck Carly and Kate






Lorraine Merchant

Good luck Carly x


Kate Squires

We can do this!

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