Derbyshire mum lives on £1 a day food budget for charity

Sue Wyatt, of Calver, in Derbyshire, took part in the Live Below The Line challenge, in aid of Oxfam
Sue Wyatt, of Calver, in Derbyshire, took part in the Live Below The Line challenge, in aid of Oxfam
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A Derbyshire woman has succeeded on spending just on £1 a day on food and drink to raise awareness of poverty.

Sue Wyatt, of Calver, took part in the Live Below The Line challenge, which saw her living on a £1 daily budget for five days.

Sue, a member of Bakewell’s Oxfam fundraising group, found the afternoons the hardest when her energy levels dropped.

She said: “I realised how much social activity revolves around food and how this can be limited when you have very little money. I was also struck by the lack of spontaneity at mealtimes; I ate very similar foods and couldn’t afford a wide variety of food.”

“Since signing up for the challenge, I have been amazed by the amount of discussion it has raised. Live Below the Line, as well as being a way of raising funds for charities tackling poverty, is a way of raising awareness of such an important issue.”

She added: “Having told people about the challenge, it’s raised many questions. Some people have said it sounded easy until they really thought about how small an amount of money £1 is.”

Sue, who took part alongside her daughter and son-in-law, raised money for Oxfam.