The Zamcog £2 challenge

£2 challenge

Raising money for charity is one of those things that I love. So when I heard about the Zamcog £2 challenge I had to take part. Challenge accepted!

I love to cook and feed my family. the point of the challenge is to feed your family for £2 a head in a day. But I couldn’t do it. And here is why…..

My son is fussy

Everyone can be fussy about what they eat but my son is really fussy. He is the sort of child that memes are made of. Sandwiches being cut the wrong way, toast looking too brown or not brown enough. It’s exhausting. And he doesn’t know how good he has it. Oh, don’t get me wrong, he will eat it eventually. But attempting to do something like this with him is beyond me.

My daughter is going through a phase

I’m not sure what has happened to my daughter but she is eating me out of house and home. I made 50 cookies yesterday. Do you know how many are left? 3. 3 cookies. And she ate most of them with cups of tea while watching Sherlock. My fridge is depressing right now. And I had tried to make cookies so we would have a treat as part of this challenge.

When did everything get so expensive?

I’m not joking here. When did everything get so expensive? Just trying to buy enough fruit for us sent me over my budget! Even the value stuff wasn’t all that cheap when you break it down to what we are trying to do here. The government recommends how many bits of fruit and veg a day? 5? 10? Maybe I’m really sucky at maths but I could not work out how to break down what I was spending to get to £2 per head.

So let’s get real….

I tried for weeks to work this challenge out. But I couldn’t do it. £2 a day might seem impossible to me but in Zambia it means a lot. For £2 a day, a child can be fed, clothed and educated. Julie-Anne Uggla, Founder of Zamcog says “We’re delighted to work with to raise awareness to one of the integral aspects of Zamcog’s work. At the Shitima School we not only educate children to improve their lives but also provide basic needs such as food and clean water. Any money raised from this campaign will go directly to funding nourishment at the Shitima School. The blogging community are incredibly influential and with their help we can raise money and awareness for Zamcog and continue to support our children.”

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