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Fundraising events – the #TwoPointSixChallenge

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Well, with all these fundraising events being cancelled due to the coronavirus/COVID-19, it is a very difficult time for many charities.  Since most events have had to cancel, many charities are moving to online fundraisers where they can.

Or, they come with a complete alternative such as the #TwoPointSixChallenge.

The London Marathon should have taken place on Sunday 26 April – in 2019, it raised over £66.4 million for charities.   So instead of the London Marathon, the organisers have come up with the #TwoPointSixChallenge instead.

All you have to do is to come up with an activity based around the numbers 2.6 or 26 which suits your skills and do it on Sunday 26 April – when the 40th London Marathon would have taken place.

You could pledge to run or ride 2.6 miles, garden for 26 minutes, whatever it is, so long as the numbers 2.6 or 26 feature in it, that seems to be the main thing.

This could be something as simple as pledging to run or ride 2.6 miles as your daily exercise, holding the plank for 2.6 minutes, to gardening for 26 minutes.

The good thing about this event this year is that you don’t have to be able to run 26 miles to take part!!!

The main thing about your activity is that it keeps you safe and means you follow the government guidelines on social distancing etc.

If you want to donate or fundraise to a specific UK charity, you can do that through Virgin Money Giving or JustGiving – there’s more information here and links.

Some charities may have information on how you can donate to them on their websites, or people doing something for a particular charity such as:

Cats Protection 

SOS (Sumatran Orangutan Society)

Worldwide Veterinary Service

Marine Conservation Society


Scottish Wildlife Trust

The Brooke

Visit the #TwoPointSixChallenge website



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