£3496 raised for Oxfam – THANKYOU!!!

As Live Below The Line comes to a close, I just had a quick glance at my fundraising page and am staggered to be able to report that – thanks to the incredible generosity of my friends, family and readers through both of my LBL challenges this year – I’ve raised£3,496 for Oxfam to help tackle poverty in the UK, and worldwide…



…which puts me 8th in the country on the LBL fundraising leader board!


Happy Friday everyone!

Jack Monroe. Twitter: @MsJackMonroe


  1. Well done. My sister in law is a manager in an Oxfam charity shop and has not heard of your achievements or you. Well done again I am spreading the word. You are brave and courageous another good woman.

  2. well done you.you make a lot of people proud of you including me.i mention your mame to family and friends to spread the word and the good charities you help once again well done.Xxx

  3. Well done Jack! I’ve been following your blog for a few weeks now and find your comments and commitment very inspiring.

  4. Hello – just wanted to pop in and say hello. I discovered your blog/fb page about 2 weeks’ ago. I am currently teaching life skills, including money management, to adults and so I used your blog and recipes to inspire in my learners some clever budgeting and cooking tips. I read out your ‘hunger hurts’ blog post to them but found it hard to read aloud at points as I felt emotional to fully come to terms with the reality of what you and your son went through at that time.

    The adults I come across are mainly all job seekers and the sanctions relating to job seeking benefits now are catching people out* ever increasingly and food banks have been a blessing to some in that situation. (*very few of the people in cases I know of have deliberately broken their benefit agreement)

    It’s so easy to forget though the people go through that all of the time. My husband, son, who is 2 1/2 and I, all did ‘live below the line’ this May. I got so much out of it and we raised money for Christian Aid along the way 🙂

    So I want to thank you for reminding me. Because it’s no good to forget.
    Sarah x

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