Oliver Banks

My Challenge

February Below the Line

It's likely if you're here that you know me! If so, hello friends! If not I'll give you some background.

I'm Oliver, in 21, I work in Political PR.

I'm doing the below the line challenge from February 11th to February 24th. I really wanted to push myself on this challenge, as the hunger project is a cause I'm deeply connected to. In these times of austerity, food banks and race-to-the-bottom wages I feel shining a spotlight on the reality of living, and feeding yourself below the poverty line, as a growing number of Britions are, is important. 

I'm going to be making the initial commitment to living on just one pound a day of food for two weeks, and making a short video of my experiences too. Furthermore if we reach my goal of £300, a friend of mine has offered to match the donation. 

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


Deborah Paterson

Good luck!


Richard Patient

Go on, have a doughnut!

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