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11th Jan, 2017

JCI Southampton is taking part in JCI UK Pound A Day Challenge
by Sophie Delaporte on January 11, 2017 21:16

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Can we live on £1 a day for seven days?

Well, that's what we'll be trying to do this week! JCI Southampton is taking part with Jaycees from all over the country in JCI UK Pound A Day Challenge 2017.

What's JCI UK Pound A Day Challenge?

Pound A Day is national campaign led by JCI UK encouraging our members to live on £1 a day to raise awareness of poverty and hunger in the UK and experience what it feels like to go through a week without access to the luxury foods we often take for granted.

This project is in aid of ‘Save The Children’, a charity that helps to eradicate extreme poverty and hunger around the world, and by so doing, helps to tackle the first two of the United Nations Sustainable Development goals (SDG #1 and SDG #2) in the process.
Save The Children operate worldwide in developing countries, as well as right here in the United Kingdom.

What's involved?

Participants commit to spend up to £7 a week for the challenge. The difference between their weekly food budget and the £7 will be donated to Save The Children via JCI UK Just Giving Page
https://www.justgiving.com/fundraising/JCI-UK.

To see how the challenge's going nationally, follow #jciukpoundaday on social media and discover how JCI Southampton members and other Jaycees are coping.

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