Do the 2.6 Challenge to help save the UK's Charities this Sunday, 26th April 2020!
Posted: Tue, 21 Apr 2020 17:30
The 2.6 Challenge can be any activity you like – from running 2.6 miles to flipping 26 pancakes in a row. Whatever your age or ability, you can take part. Simply think of a challenge, take part and donate to your chosen charity.
The Virgin Money London Marathon alone, which should have taken place on Sunday 26 April, is the world's biggest one-day fundraising event, which raised more than £66.4 million for thousands of charities in 2019.
Many of these charities have had to reduce or stop services at a time when vulnerable members of society need them most; thousands of staff have been placed on furlough and many charities will not survive the next few months.
It's a great opportunity for you to galvanise your community to pull together and raise some money to help your organisation. And it's really simple to set up!
How can I get involved?
The 2.6 Challenge can be any activity you like – from running 2.6 miles to holding an online workout with 26 of your friends. Check out 'how to get involved' for more ideas.
Whatever your age or ability, you can take part. After all, we're not looking for superheroes. We're looking for Home Heroes.
Choose your #TwoPointSixChallenge, head to the 'donate or fundraise' buttons below to save your chosen charity, then complete your challenge.
Just go to https://www.twopointsixchallenge.co.uk/ and click "fundraise now" to set up your Just Giving or Virgin Money page. Once you've set it up, get sharing!
There are five easy steps to get going:
- Dream up your 2.6 Challenge (check out some ideas here)
- Set up your fundraising page
- Ask all your friends and family to sponsor you or to do their own challenges to fundraise for you
- Share your fundraising page as far and wide as you can
- Complete your 2.6 challenge!
Tag us at @sportbirmingham on Twitter with the hashtag #TwoPointSixChallenge so we can see your challenges!