The Covid-19 pandemic has had a catastrophic effect on charities, with the cancellation of thousands of events and the loss of billions in income through fundraising events.
To try and remedy this, the organisers of the biggest mass-participation sports events across the country came together to create a new campaign to raise vital funds to help save the UK’s charities. The 2.6 Challenge is an opportunity for all UK charities to get their supporters involved in a nationwide effort to raise the money that would have been raised at the 2020 London Marathon.
All across the country people or all ages and abilities will be completing challenges they set for themselves, based around the numbers 2.6 or 26, which is the number of miles in a marathon. And aim to raise at least £26 in sponsorship.
The goal is to get 2.6million people involved in raising at least £26.00 each for the charities they love. The money of people not wishing to specify a charity will go into a (CAF) pot, that will be matched by the government and distributed between all the charities involved, based on the number of their supporters with Just Giving or Virgin Money Giving pages.
All you need to do is think of an activity based around the numbers 26 or 2.6 that suits your skills and complete it on or from Sunday 26 April 2020. There are no rules, apart from the Government guidelines on how to exercise safely during this time. Whatever you can do, you can be a part of it – the main thing is to get active, have fun and pledge whatever you can to help.
This could be as simple as pledging to cycle 2.6 miles as your daily exercise, to doing 26 minutes of yoga, taking your dog on a 2.6 mile route, baking (and eating) 26 cakes or as many smaller fun challenges you can think of- the possibilities are endless!
Don’t forget to tag us in your photos and videos @CHUFOfficial, we can’t wait to see what you get up to!
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