The UK charity sector estimates it will lose £4 billion in income as a result of the Covid-19 pandemic (source: National Council of Voluntary Organisations CEO, Karl Wilding).
Thousands of fundraising events have been cancelled or postponed due to the Coronavirus outbreak. This includes the London Marathon which was due to take place on Sunday 26th April this year. In 2019, the London Marathon raised £66.4 million for charities which makes it the world's biggest one day annual fundraising event! Not wanting to be beaten by this pandemic, the UK's mass participation event industry have come together to create The 2.6 Challenge - a nationwide fundraising campaign to Save the UK's Charities.
The 2.6 Challenge is a simple way for people of all ages and abilities to come together and help save our UK Charities on Sunday 26th April.
As a charity, we are encouraging people to get involved! All you have to do is dream up an activity based around the numbers 2.6 or 26 that suits your skills and complete it on Sunday 26th April (the date the 40th London Marathon would have taken place).
This challenge is your chance to be a #HomeHero and raise funds from your very own living room, bedroom, balcony or garden! There are no rules - apart from the Government Guidelines on how to exercise safely during this time. The main thing is to get active, have fun and pledge whatever you can to help.
If you would like to support Jordan's Weeones, our personal 2.6 Challenge Page can be accessed by clicking the link below:
Your challenge could be something as simile as pledging to run 2.6 miles as your daily exercise or doing 26 minutes of juggling non-stop!
Other examples of activities for the #TwoPointSixChallenge could be:
Completing 26 laps of the garden on foot, scooter or roller skates
Running 2.6 miles or 2.6km (indoors, outdoors or on the spot)
Holding the plank for 26 seconds or 2.6 minutes
Taking your dog for a 26 minute walk
Doing some gardening for 26 minutes
For a full list of (26) other ideas, please visit The 2.6 Challenge website by clicking here.
We would love to see your activities if you are getting involved so don't forget to tag us on Facebook if you post about it there!
Thank you - Stay Safe xx