We’re inviting you, your family and friends to take part in The 2.6 Challenge from Sunday 26 April to help to save the UK’s charities.
The Covid-19 pandemic has had a devastating effect on charities, with the cancellation of thousands of events and the loss of billions in fundraising income.
Mitrofanoff Support has been forced to cancel its biggest event of the year - the Charity Ball & Fundraiser in June.
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 to save the UK’s charities.
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.
People of all ages are taking on a host of activities based around the numbers 2.6 or 26 – from walking, running or cycling 2.6 miles, painting a picture in 26 minutes, juggling for 2.6 minutes, doing 26 press ups, etc. 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 it's most convenient.
There are just five simple steps to take:
1. Dream up your 2.6 challenge – if you need help there are lots of ideas on the website.
2. Head to twopointsixchallenge.co.uk to donate £26 or whatever you can afford to Mitrofanoff Support (enter our name in the search box and scroll down!).
You can also set up your own fundraising page but please use Virgin Money Giving (Just Giving charges more fees!)
3. Ask all your friends and family to sponsor you and challenge them to do their own 2.6 Challenge!
4. Complete your challenge.
5. Share a photo or video of your challenge on social media with #TwoPointSixChallenge. You can also send photos to firstname.lastname@example.org and we will feature them in our next Journal!
For further information on The 2.6 Challenge, and for more ideas about what your activity could be, visit twopointsixchallenge.co.uk
We hope you’ll join the nation in The 2.6 Challenge to support Mitrofanoff Support and help to save the UK’s charities.