NNUH Virologist to Live Below the Line

Mark Pointer, a Virologist working in the Microbiology Department at the Norfolk and Norwich University Hospital (NNUH) the is taking part in the “Live Below the Line” challenge from 7th-11th May.

This challenge will involve Mark living off just £1 a day for all his food and drink for five days and also to raise money for RESULTS UK, to fund their campaign to ensure inclusive education for disabled children in extreme poverty.

Mark said “It`s quite a unique challenge, because I will be experiencing for myself what it must be like for those 1.4 billion people globally, who live below the poverty line on a daily basis and has made me think about the lack of choice imposed on people who live on £1 a day for food and drink, as well education, transport, healthcare – everything. I`m up for the challenge and although I`m going to miss my daily chocolate fix, that will be a small price to pay in order to raise awareness and help others less fortunate than myself, who don`t have that choice.”

Live Below the Line is an initiative of the Global Poverty Project, an education and campaigning organisation whose mission is to increase the number and effectiveness of people taking action against extreme poverty.

The Global Poverty Project educates and activates citizens to become effectively engaged in the movement to end extreme poverty, and is best known for its world-class multimedia presentation 1.4 Billion Reasons. This feature presentation has been seen by over 100,000 people since 2009 and is delivered in schools, businesses and communities around the UK.

If would like to sponsor Mark for this challenge, either go to https://www.livebelowtheline.com/me/markpointer or email him at mark.pointer@nnuh.nhs.uk

Tuesday 24th of April 2012 01:00:24 PM