Join the 15 for 7 Challenge!
Why we need your help
Join the 15 for 7 Challenge from the 5th - 12th March!
Could you live off £15 for one week?
Do you know how much you spend on your weekly shop per person? Add in toiletries, travel, coffees out and a takeaway and it probably comes to a lot more than £15.
£15 is the amount vulnerable destitute asylum seekers living in Tyne and Wear receive from local charities per week to survive on. Every penny counts, and some find themselves choosing between eating breakfast or travelling to a doctor’s appointment. Through our Action Housing and Action Hosting projects we currently have the capacity to support and accommodate 24 destitute asylum seekers but there are at least 140 in Newcastle alone in need of our support that we do not have the capacity to help.
We are challenging all our supporters, volunteers and anyone else who wants to get involved to try and live off £15 for 7 days. How you do it is up to you. You could choose to spend only £15 on food for the week, or include travel, or really challenge yourself to spend no more than £15 on all your shopping and travel!
All money raised will go towards supporting our Action Housing and Hosting projects which provide support and accommodation to destitute asylum seekers in Tyne and Wear.
Why not work out what you would normally spend on your weekly shop and donate what you save to our Housing projects!
Or set up a fundraising page and ask your friends and family to support you!
Your support will help people like Kamal* who we are supporting through our Housing project;
“I feel comfortable because I know I have somewhere to go. For the past few years I have been running around from place to place. Now I feel safe”
Do you know how much you spend on your weekly food shop per person?
raised so far
Feb 21, 2018
Feb 18, 2018