Register today to Live Below the Line

Live Below the Line 2015 takes place from 27th April  - 1st May.

Could you Live Below the Line on £1 of food a day for five days? Take the challenge to help keep a child safe from hunger.

Register today and recieve a free Live Below The Line Kit in the post.

What is Live below the Line?

Every 15 seconds, a child somewhere in the world dies as a result of malnutrition. It shouldn’t be like this. Today, Unicef is doing more than anyone to to put an end to hunger so that every child gets the nutrition they need to grow up healthy and strong.

The challenge is to buy all the food and drink you need to survive for five days with just £5 (£1 per day). There are no specific rules on what you can and can’t do, it’s really up to you about how strict you want to be (e.g. using oil, or spices etc).

Think you can't do it? Get some top tips from Unicef UK staff or hear Tom Hiddleston share his experience of Live Below the Line.

Get sponsored by family members, friends, and co-workers to live below the line, raising donations for Unicef’s work for children. You'll gain first-hand insight into the lives of people living below the poverty line and have the chance to make a difference with the donations your raise.

How do I join in?

Step 1. Register

Register now on the Live below the Line 2014 website, where you can set up your online fundraising page to help you raise donations, and access loads of materials to help you plan. 

Step 2. Recruit your friends

Make sure you tell your friends about the charity challenge you've set yourself. It's easier to do as part of a group, so see if you can get any of your freinds or family to sign up too.

Step 3. Get fundraising

Be sure to tell everyone about your online sponsorship page to help raise donations and consider writing a blog to update them on how you're doing. Every £20 you raise will provide life-saving food for a child for a month. 

Ready for the challenge? Sign up now

If you would like to know more about Live below the Line, please feel free to get in touch with us via email at or via telephone on 0300 330 5580.

Here are some great online resources to help you out:

My Live Below the Line Kit

Your Live Below the Line Kit, which you will recieve in the post when you register, contains a collection box, a special advent calendar, a badge, a postcard and a malnutrition band. These bands are used by Unicef staff in the field. You can find out more about them here. Use your band to create a short video about why you are taking part in the challenge, and share it with your friends and family along with your donation page.

Charity fundraising activities ©UNICEF
1.2 billion people live below the line every day. Could you?©UNICEF