The Covid-19 pandemic has had a catastrophic effect with the cancellation of thousands of
events and the loss of billions in income through fundraising events.
Furthermore, not all charities are entitled to receive additional financial support. OneKind is one of these despite also being impacted by a loss of income as a result of the pandemic.
What is the 2.6 challenge?
The 2.6 challenge is a national effort to save the UK’s charities. The London Marathon was due to take place on 26th April and as you know, a marathon is just over 26 miles. JustGiving and other partners have developed the 2.6 challenge – endless ideas centered around the number 26 that the whole family can take part in.
When is it?
The 2.6 Challenge will launch on Sunday 26 April – what should have been the date of the 40th London Marathon, the world’s biggest one-day annual fundraising event.
We’re asking you to take part in an activity of your choice based around the numbers 2.6 or 26 and fundraise or donate to support OneKind via twopointsixchallenge.co.uk
People of all ages are taking on The 2.6 Challenge with a host of activities – from walking, running or cycling 2.6 miles, juggling for 2.6 minutes, to holding online workouts with 26 friends. The ideas and options are endless!
The only requirement is that you must follow Government guidelines on exercise and social distancing. Most people are taking part from Sunday 26 April but you can do your activity whenever is most convenient for you.
How do I sign up?
- Dream up your 2.6 challenge – if you need help there are lots of ideas here
- Head to twopointsixchallenge.co.uk to donate £26 – or whatever you can afford – to OneKind or to set up a fundraising page
- Ask all your friends and family to sponsor you and challenge them to do their own 2.6 Challenge
- Complete your challenge
- Share a photo or video of your challenge on social media with #TwoPointSixChallenge
Lauren is on hand to help and support you through your challenge. You support will help us cope with the impact of Covid-19 and allow us to keep working on our campaigns and investigations now but also once the pandemic has passed. Let’s keeping shouting out for Scotland’s animals.
Email Lauren on firstname.lastname@example.org for more information.
For more information on The 2.6 Challenge, visit twopointsixchallenge.co.uk
Send us your details, and we’ll send you an info pack for this challenge.