The 2.6 Challenge

The 2.6 Challenge

The 2.6 Challenge

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

Join the country and do the 2.6 Challenge to help save the UK's charities.  Set up after 

Get involved

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. 

Fundraise - Choose your #TwoPointSixChallenge, head to either Just Giving or Virgin Money Giving and select the fundraise option.  Don't forget to tell your friends and family.

Donate - Donations supporting your friends or favourite charity can be made via Just Giving or Virgin Money Giving. 

Registration for charities

Just Giving
Virgin Money Giving

Both Just Giving and Virgin Money Giving are waiving registration fees and will collect Gift Aid.

Marketing toolkits for charities can be found here.
FAQ sheet for charities can be found here.


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