Take on The 2.6 Challenge!

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Take on The 2.6 Challenge, a nationwide fundraising campaign to Save the UK’s Charities!

The COVID-19 pandemic is having a catastrophic effect on UK charities, with losses estimated to reach £4 billion for the sector. Charities depend on income from fundraising events and thousands have been cancelled or postponed.

For many charities, 26 April would have been the biggest fundraising day of the year thanks to the London Marathon, the world’s biggest one day fundraising event which raised £66.4 million for charities in 2019.

In response, the UK’s mass participation sports event industry has come together to create The 2.6 Challenge, a nationwide fundraising campaign to Save the UK’s Charities. We are inviting the public to dream up an activity based around the numbers 2.6 or 26 and fundraise or donate to their chosen charity to help Save the UK’s Charities. It would be wonderful to have your support.

All you need to do is dream up an activity based around the numbers 2.6 or 26 and fundraise or donate to the National Literacy Trust.

Here's how:

  • Dream up an activity based around the number 2.6 or 26 that suits your skills (and follows government guidelines on exercise and social distancing); it can be as creative as you like!
  • Set up a fundraising page and tell the world about your challenge.
  • Film a video of you in landscape format talking about/demonstrating your chosen challenge and send it to us at fundraise@literacytrust.org.ukclick here for an example from Olympic silver medallist Roger Black.
  • Let us know by email if you would be willing to do media interviews relating to taking part in The 2.6 Challenge.
  • We will be back in touch with more information about sharing your challenge on your social media channels.

Example activities (all must follow Government guidelines on exercise and social distancing):

  • Run or walk 2.6 miles (or km) – or for 26 minutes
  • Exercise at home for 26 minutes (or 2.6 minutes)
  • Do 26 press ups
  • Walk up and down the stairs 26 times
  • Or anything else you can think of!

Click here to get started!

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