Tom Gay

5 Day Challenge 2020

Day 5: Friday - the finish line!

Aaaaaand its gone!

The week is over and I am very excited to eat some more nourishing food on saturday, first meal will be avocado on sourdough with chery tomatoes and freshly squeezed orange juice and some black coffee.. I am drooling at the thought.

Donations have been steady through the week and a few more have trickeled through in day 5. I am very grateful for all the donations and especially all my colleagues at Origin who have supported me, the Origin Energy Foundation will be matching all your donations in the coming week.

Day 4: Thursday

4 days in and one to go, almost there and very thankful for that. I havent been overly hungry at all through the challenge this time, just a bit tired. I did well with the shop although the flavourless food is really getting to me. Not satifsfy at all. The donations on the other hand have been very satisfying.

Day 3; Wednesday

Humpday! Over the hump and I can see the homefront on the horizon. Great day for donations, so grateful for everyones generosity, it makes this all worth it.

Day 2: Tuesday

Much like day 1 I had plenty of food to keep me sustained although the blandness of the food has been really unappealing. Cooked an apple with some rice to make a little dessert like dish in the evening which was a bit of a treat.

Day 1: Monday

Apple for breakfast
Noodles and an egg for lunch
Orange for afternoon snack - pre gym energy
Dinner was rice, mackerel and veggies.. this was not very good but it had veggies, carbs and protein so it will do.

Live Below the Line - NEXT WEEK!

Hey there!

If you didn’t already know this May I’m going to be doing Live Below the Line. That’s living on $2 per day, for food, for 5 days to raise money and awareness about extreme poverty. I’m doing this because fighting poverty isn’t just a good thing to do - it’s the right thing to do.

You can support me in this by heading over to my profile and donating or even doing Live Below the Line with me!

Thanks so much!

I'm Living Below the Line...

Because I believe in empowering young people to lead, demand and create a more just world. I believe in the capacity of young people to be able to make a difference in the world. Live Below the Line will give me a small glimpse into what life can be like with limited choices and through fundraising I hope to play my part in helping end poverty and injustice. Please either join me in doing Live Below the Line or Dine Below the Line or donate to me today!

My Challenges

LBL Expert Recruited a friend Changed Pic Started a Team
Activated Challenge Mode Shared my Page Created my First Blog Followed LBL on Instagram
Upp'd my Fundraising Goal Got my 1st Donation Raised $300 Smashed my Fundraising Goal

Thank you to my Sponsors


Origin Energy Foundation Limited

Matching Origin employee donations


Simon Brunning

Good job Tom on raising awareness on an issue that is largely unspoken of, especially here in Aus. Good luck mate!


Oaktree Dm

Thank you for making this year's donation matching a great success! Oaktree really values your support :)


Nee Nguyen

GO, TOM! You got this!!


Jenny Barns


Monique Russell

Great work Tom! Such a worthwhile cause. Kudos to you for having the courage to be the change you want to see in the world!


Me (tom Gay)

First donation to kick things off


Hayden Maynard

Great work Tom. The best way to understand people is to walk a mile in their shoes.




Chris Gay

Hi, Tom here's a bit more, well-done son!!


Pat Gay

Good luck Tom! Very proud of your efforts to help others!


Shir Manor

Good job mate! keep going.


Star Samonte

Way to go, Tom! Keep up the great work.


Felicity U



Good work mate! I have selected vegan for a week. No choice but to go vegan now


Ruth Lee


Nee Nguyen

You’re a continuous inspiration, Tom. Keep up all your good work. My donation amount is equivalent to my average UberEats/Door Dash order... seeing you do a weekly grocery shop for $10.84 has got me reassessing my choices!!!




Stu & Fran

For a good cause!


Ben Shorter

Well done mate. Good on you!


Sarah Jaensch


Leah S

Well done Tom, you’re making a difference and impact to the world we’re living in - keep on inspiring!


Sarah Klimek


Tracey Gale

Great work Tom, not something we really think about when we have the money to buy what we need at the supermarket!


Karen Townsend

Legend Tom....not a surprise that you are thinking about the welfare of others, such a wonderful thing to do. Appreciate your efforts. Karen T


Origin Energy Foundation

Matching Origin employee donations


Emma Barton

You continue to surprise and impress me, Tom! Good on you for taking this on, especially in these trying times. Well done.



Goodluck :)


Gareth Yassin

Well done mate - too many having to live like this while we live in relative luxury bemoaning that our avocado has gone a little brown!


Elodie Duyker

Keep it up!


Tyler Johnstone


Chelsea Abel


Daniel Papas

Great stuff Tom good luck with your target.


Ligal Aldabah

Well done Tom! Important cause and good on you for raising awareness 😊 it's a great reminder of how fortunate we are.


Alex Bidgee

Got your food covered bro. All profit now


Dale Charleston

well done mate


Casey Gross

Well done :)


Alfie G.

Hope this will help you. And may all this money push you to a better future. 🌟


Jules Mitchell

Here’s to getting skinny