So many committed fundraisers are missing out on their 2020 challenges. They’ve worked hard to train and fundraise for events that’ve now been postponed or cancelled. It’s a great opportunity missed for all of us. But all is not lost...

We’d like to ask you to join us for the 2.6 challenge: To raise a smile, raise your heart-rate and, possibly, raise some funds.

Sunday 26 April was the scheduled date for the 2020 Virgin Money London Marathon, the 40th edition of the world’s greatest marathon. It’s a huge event in the charity fundraising calendar.

Thousands of fundraising events across the UK have been cancelled due to Covid-19. With a devastating impact on charity income that means many charities are facing closure. The National Council for Voluntary Organisations (NCVO) CEO Karl Wilding estimates that the UK charity sector will lose £4 billion in income as a result of the pandemic.

In response, the organisers of the biggest mass-participation sports events across the country have come together to create a new campaign. Aiming to raise vital funds to help save the UK’s charities. The 2.6 Challenge will launch on Sunday 26 April – what should’ve been the date of the London Marathon.

From Sunday 26 April, the public is asked to dream up an activity based around the numbers 2.6 or 26, and fundraise or donate to Save the UK’s Charities via

This is a challenge for all ages and abilities.

All you need to do is think of an activity based around the numbers 26 or 2.6 that suits your skills and complete it on or from Sunday 26 April.

This could be something as simple as pledging to run 2.6 miles as your daily exercise to doing 26 minutes of yoga. Or maybe juggling for 26 minutes (or just 2.6 minutes!) non-stop. And don’t worry if you’re not able to get out your house or flat for now – you can do your 2.6 challenge anywhere inside too! There are no rules, apart from the Government guidelines on how to exercise safely during this time.

Whatever you can do, you can be a part of it – the main thing is to get active, have fun and pledge whatever you can to help save the UK’s charities. #TwoPointSixChallenge

  • Our Fundraising Officer, Heather, will be running up and down the stairs 26 times, whilst giving her son a piggy back!

  • Our Managing Director, Paul, will be running 10K 26 times for the next month, starting on the 26th April.

  • Our Head of Finance, Glenys, will be planting 26 pots to brighten up her garden.

We look forward to you joining us this Sunday!

To donate or fundraise click the button below to visit the 2.6 Challenge website.

Take Part in the 2.6 Challenge