Support your favourite charity by joining the 2.6 Challenge.
No doubt, like most of the people in the UK, you have been inspired by Captain Tom who, at the time of writing, has raised over £28million for the NHS. Absolutely amazing!
So, why not take part in the 2.6 Challenge, a national event finishing on 26th April to help raise funds for charities? Choose your favourite charity and make up your own challenge. Why not make this a family event and get fit at the same time?
What is the 2.6 Challenge?
Sunday 26th April was that date of the 26 mile London Marathon which, naturally has been cancelled. The marathon is the world’s biggest one-day fundraising event which raised more than £66.4 million for thousands of charities in 2019. But although the biggest, this is just one of the thousands of fundraising events that have been cancelled across the UK due to the coronavirus pandemic. And so, at a time when the pressure on many charities to support the most vulnerable has never been greater, they are themselves struggling to meet their financial commitments. Many have had to stop or reduce services and many charities will probably not survive.
The 2.6 Challenge can be any activity you can think of from walking 2.6 miles around your garden to 26 press-ups (or 260 if you are super-fit!)
There are plenty of ideas on the website, but be as creative as you can.
How to get started
1. Think of an interesting challenge around the numbers 2.6, 26 or even 260. The more interesting and the more challenging, the more likely you are to get sponsorship.
2. Decide which charity or community group you would like to support
3. Use Just Giving or Virgin Money Giving to set up your fundraising page.
4. Set yourself a target and get as many friends, family and colleagues to support you as you can.
5. Complete your challenge
Share the campaign
From the time you decide on your challenge to when you complete it, inspire the nation by adding your updates, pictures and videos on social media with the hashtag #TwoPointSixChallenge