The 2.6 Challenge is a nationwide fundraising campagin to help to 'Save the UK's charities'
The Covid-19 pandemic has had a catastrophic effect with the cancellation of thousands of events and the loss of billions in income through fundraising events.
Many 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 may not survive the next few months.
The 2.6 Challenge, will launch on Sunday 26 April – what should have been the date of the 40th London Marathon. From 26 April for seven days, the public will be asked to dream up or support an activity based around the numbers 2.6 or 26 and fundraise or donate via twopointsixchallenge.co.uk.
Join the country and do the 2.6 Challenge to help save the UK's charities. Set up after
Create a challenge - 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 or going up and down the stairs 26 times or painting 26 rainbows. The 2.6 Challenge is open to anyone of any age – the only requirement is that the activity must follow the Government guidelines on exercise and social distancing.
Registration for charities
Both Just Giving and Virgin Money Giving are waiving registration fees and will collect Gift Aid.