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.
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.
We’re asking you, your family and friends to take part in an activity of your choice based around the numbers 2.6 or 26 and fundraise or donate to support the Kent MS Therapy Centre.
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!
Here are the 5 steps you need to do to take part:
- Dream up your 2.6 challenge – if you need help there are lots of ideas here
- Head to this page https://twopointsixchallenge.justgiving.com and set up your Just Giving Fundraising Page by clicking on the black button that says Fundraise
- 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
You can also link your personal Just Giving Page to our KMSTC Team Page here: https://www.justgiving.com/team/kmstc
We’d love to raise £2,600 for KMSTC between our team and we can’t wait to hear about all your challenges!
For further information on The 2.6 Challenge, including a list of partners and supporters, 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 the Kent MS Therapy Centre and help to save the UK’s charities.
With best wishes,
Head of Fundraising