Many fundraising events in the UK have been postponed or cancelled due to the COVID-19 pandemic. Whilst we are all hopeful many of these events will go ahead at a later date, many charities across the UK have been left struggling to maintain their services.
This means we need your support now more than ever. It’s never been more important for us to reach out to our supporters and ask you to show how much you care.
Whether you're running around the balcony for 2.6 miles, doing 26 press ups with the dog on your back or bench pressing 26 kilos with your grandchildren, we want your help!
Virtual events are low risk and low cost, there are no venues to book, no cheering zones to arrange, and no event organisers to pay! Creativity is your only barrier. You can set them up very quickly and get the word out immediately using social media.
All you need is an idea and a fundraising page.
Virtual events don’t need to be complicated, and often the simplest ideas are the best. Setting up a virtual event is just the same as any other event.
No need to be a marathon runner to take part – this is a challenge for all ages and abilities. Just get thinking of an activity based around the numbers 26 or 2.6 and complete it on or from Sunday April 26.
It could be something as simple as running 2.6 miles, 26 minutes of yoga, or juggling for 26 minutes - or on second thoughts, maybe just 2.6 minutes! Check out this guide for more ideas and inspiration.
And don’t worry if you’re not able to get out your house or flat for now. We’re not looking for superheroes - we’re looking for Home Heroes.
There are no rules (apart from the Government guidelines on how to exercise safely during this time). Whatever you can do, you can be part of it – the main thing is getting active, having fun and donating whatever you can to help save the UK’s charities.
26 fun ideas for brilliant families taking on The 2.6 Challenge. Includes print out finisher poster and games for the family.
2.6 Challenge to help save the UK's charities
Help Save The Nation's Charities
Caring for your dog during the coronavirus pandemic
Cycling 1700km following another Great Escape in honour of Brigadier…
Call for research by Swansea University