Local Councillor tries living on £1 a day

Phillipa Davey is well known to the St Barnacles community as an enthusiastic regular at our quiz nights, together with her husband, Sam. A couple of weeks ago, Phillipa took on the challenge to ‘live below the line’ … read about her experience here.

Phillipa Davey

Cllr Davey says she is planning to get a group of people together to take on the ‘live below the line’ challenge again next year, and hopes it can change people’s perspective on their own lives.

“It’s a middle class choice to be able to make,” she said. “I still went to work, I am still driving a car, going to meetings, still have access to fresh water.

“Usually I don’t think twice about buying a coffee, but you can’t do that so that’s the other part of it, the social part.

“People who have not got any money find it really difficult to feel part of their community and have a social life.”

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