A YOUNG Doncaster woman has started a diet with a difference which will also benefit a charity.
Katie Ogley, aged 27, a member of the Doncaster branch of volunteer network Junior Chamber International, is raising money for Save the Children by living on £1 a day for a week.
A total of 54 people from JCI will be taking part in the week-long challenge, which starts on January 14, and volunteers will be donating what they would have spent on food to charity instead.
Katie, who lives in Wheatley, said they were hoping to raise both money and awareness of hunger with the fast.
She said: “Starvation is the world’s biggest killer and I think it’s easy to take for granted how easily accessible nice food is.”
Vegetarian Katie will be taking part in the fast with her partner Luke Wilson, 29, and they have already been shopping for next week’s food with a £14 budget between them.
She said: “We’ll mainly be living on potatoes, rice, onions and peas. I think I’ll miss cheese, crisps and Diet Pepsi the most, and not being able to snack when I’m at work or during the evening will be really tough.”
The couple normally spend £60 a week on food.