Have you heard of the new 2.6 Challenge?
It’s a national campaign to help Save the UK’s Charities.
We’ve signed up and we need your help!
Thousands of fundraising events across the UK have been cancelled due to Covid-19 with a devastating impact on charity income that means many charities are facing closure. The National Council for Voluntary Organisations (NCVO) CEO Karl Wilding estimates that the UK charity sector will lose £4 billion in income as a result of the pandemic.
In response, the organisers of the biggest mass-participation sports events across the country have come together to create a new campaign to raise vital funds to help save the UK’s charities.
The campaign, The 2.6 Challenge, will launch on Sunday 26 April – what should have been the date of the 40th edition of the London Marathon.
From Sunday 26 April, the public is being asked to dream up an activity based around the numbers 2.6 or 26 and fundraise or donate.
The 2.6 Challenge is open to anyone of any age – the only requirement is that the activity must follow the Government guidelines on exercise and social distancing.
How can you help?
Anyone, any age, any fitness level can get involved by choosing an activity around the number 2.6 or 26, it can be miles, kilometres, times, kilograms, anything at all.
Run 🏃♀️, Walk 🚶♂️, Cycle 🚴♂️, Jump 🤾♀️, Cartwheel 🤸♂️ – the opportunities are endless. 🍰⚽️🏉🛹🏋️♂️🎮🥁
Sign up today! Choose the ‘Fundraise’ option and set up your page.
We know that a lot of people won’t feel comfortable or aren’t in the position to fundraise at the moment. If this is the case but you’d still like to get involved, You can make a donation to our £2.60 challenge.