FACEBOOK IT - Facebook provides the perfect place to share and spread the word about your participation in the challenge.
Change your profile picture to the Live Below the Line logo. This means that whenever you comment on a friend's status they will be reminded that you are doing the challenge. Select: Profile
'LIKE' and share the Bread & Life International FB page with your friends.
Thank each donor on Facebook with a personal shout out on your Facebook.
Use Facebook status to tell your friends about your campaign. How are you feeling? What are you eating today? What have you learned and experienced so far? Remember to keep your posts short and snappy to draw the eye of the reader.
Share a video diary of your five day challenge: preparing and choosing what to spend your £5 grocery budget on, the five day experience and it's challenges and a review of how it all went!
Post photos to show your friends what you are eating each day for under £1. Encourage them to join a fundraising team with you.
Let your followers know that you will 'Live Below the Line' this year
Use the hashtag #belowtheline to make your Tweets searchable
Follow other supporters who are taking the challenge
Search the #belowtheline hashtag to find people to support
Ask your Twitter followers to donate to your campaign
Here are a few sample Tweets to get you started:
- I'm taking the Live #BelowTheLine challenge for £1 a day for food and drink for 5 days. Please sponsor me at www.virginmoneygiving.com/username
- I'm taking the Live #BelowTheLine challenge for #breadlifeintl - £1 a day for food and drink for 5 days. Join me at www.breadlifeintl.org/live-below-the-line
- I'm Living #BelowTheLine for #breadlifeintl to raise money & awareness to help eradicate extreme poverty. Join me at www.breadlifeintl.org/live-below-the-line
EMAIL YOUR FAMILY & FRIENDS
To help ou get started, here is an example email:
Dear Family & Friends,
From [event date] 2016 for 5 days, I am going to be living on just £1 a day for all my food and drink as part of the Live Below the Line Challenge. Yes! You read it correctly ... just £1 a day for 5 days for my breakfast, lunch and dinner!
It's a wonderful opportunity to raise money and awareness against extreme poverty with Bread & Life International and it would be great if you could take the challenge together with me too.
£1 is the UK equivalent of the extreme poverty line. Living on so little will give us a glimpse into the challenges faced by 1.2 billion people who have no choice but to live below the line every day - for everything - food, medical care, transport, education ... EVERYTHING!
You can find out more about Live Below the Line with Bread & Life International and sign up at:
If you aren't able to take part you can still support this global campaign by sponsoring me at:
I hope that you will join me in this exciting challenge and help to fight against extreme poverty.
Live Below the Line is a is a great way for your community to become a part of the movement to end extreme poverty.
By signing up for Live Below the Line you are raising awareness and crucial funds for initiatives fighting extreme poverty around the world.
This year we want the Live Below the Line campaign to be bigger and better than ever! The more awareness and more funds we raise together the closer we are to ending extreme poverty.
THANK YOU FOR PARTICIPATING! Get creative and raise funds and a greater awareness for Bread & Life International.