SIIDshare has raised over £3000 for Restless Development’s Live Below the Line Campaign. 100 Universities took part and SIIDshare at the University of Sheffield came in at a close 2nd place to the winner Cambridge University.
Restless Developments campaign is to raise awareness that there are currently 1.4 billion people living on less than £1 a day. That’s less than £1 to cover all living expenses.
Restless Development wanted people in the UK to have a better understanding of the restrictions £1 a day, and challenged people to live on £1 for 5 days.
Last year they raised £55 000. 60% of the population in the 60 poorest countries is under 25. This means that young people are most affected by extreme poverty and hunger. Yet, young people are too often excluded from or overlooked in the decision-making processes that directly impact their lives, communities and countries.
SIIDshare’s Dr Deborah Sporton managed to raise £525 and collectively SIIDshare raised £3250 (which is still rising!).