Ipswich: Butcher set for £1 a day poverty challenge

The Artisan Butcher, Jamie Willows, is taking part in the Live Below The Breadline challenge.

The Artisan Butcher, Jamie Willows, is taking part in the Live Below The Breadline challenge. - Credit: Archant

A BUTCHER will be living on just £1 a day for five days as part of a charity challenge highlighting extreme poverty.

IPSWICH: A butcher will be living on just £1 a day for five days as part of a charity challenge highlighting extreme poverty.

Jamie Willows, of The Artisan Butcher in Ipswich, is taking part in the Action Against Hunger challenge ‘Live Below the Line’ from April 29 to May 3.

It involves spending no more than £1 a day on food and drink.

Mr Willows, 32, said: “For five days I will be feeding myself for just £1 a day - the amount that people living in extreme poverty currently meet all their needs with.


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“The reality of the challenge really hit home when I looked at the rules.”

The rules state you cannot accept ‘donated’ food from friends and family, you are allowed to drink tap water, the full cost of all items much be included in the budget and the cost of herbs and spices must be worked out per gram.

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Mr Willows added: “As a butcher I feel that it is time to highlight the amount of waste within the food industries.

He is aiming to raise £200 for Restless Development. Visit www.livebelowtheline.com/me/artisanbutcher to donate.

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