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Malaria survivor from Newton to live on £1 a day this week ‑ day 4

Mandy George has lived below the line for Malaria No More UK.

Mandy George has lived below the line for Malaria No More UK.

Mandy George who survived malaria 15 months ago, has recounted her experiences on day 4 of her challenge to live on just £1 a day in order to raise money for Malaria No More UK.

Mandy’s five days of living on a limited budget comes ahead of the national Live Below the Line week taking place between April 28 and May 2.

She hopes that by trying it out and keeping a daily diary, she will prove that anyone can do it and encourage others to have a go themselves.

For further information about the Live Below the Line campaign, or to sign up to the challenge yourself, please visit www.livebelowtheline.com/uk

Mandy George ‑ Live Below the Line food diary

Day 4: 03/04/14

No more porridge!!! That was the first thing that crossed my mind as a I woke up this morning. So the day began with a twist: an omelette with diced onion, potato, spinach and mixed herbs. Delicious. Normally I would have eaten this with toast, but that is not in my budget. Lunch was easy: left over butter bean tomato sauce from Tuesday with a large serving of pasta. I’ve been rationing my servings so far and now on day 4 I realise that against all expectations, I have plenty of the staples left. Dinner will be a simple stir fry of left over rice with vegetables. Tonight is going to be a test of my will power: I’m going out to a concert for my brother’s birthday but of course can only drink tap water. I’m lucky that I don’t have to live on £1 for everything like those who are really living below the line – or the concert would be a no go. Feeling fortunate!

As well as daily updates on the Journal website, you can follow Mandy’s challenge via Twitter @MandyGeorge and sponsor Mandy by going to www.livebelowtheline.com/me/mandyjgeorge, where details of her menu each day can also be found.

 

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