The 2.6 Challenge

The 2.6 Challenge

18th April, 2020

The Covid-19 pandemic has had a devastating effect on charities, with the cancellation of thousands of events and the loss of billions in fundraising income.

In response, the organisers of the biggest mass-participation sports events across the country have come together to create a new campaign to raise funds to help to save the UK’s charities.

The 2.6 Challenge will launch on Sunday 26th April – what should have been the date of the 40th London Marathon, the world’s biggest one-day annual fundraising event.

People of all ages and abilities across the country will be taking part in activities based around the numbers 2.6 and 26. This could be anything from walking 2.6km, knitting a 2.6 metre scarf, juggling for 2.6 minutes, or baking 26 cakes - the ideas and options are endless! The only requirement is that you must follow Government guidelines on social distancing.

Staff, clients and supporters are coming together to do a variety of fun activities and challenges as Team Headway Cambs and we’d love you to join us. This is a great opportunity to come together as a community and do something fun and positive. Why not challenge yourself to think of an activity you can complete at home? You can do your activity whenever is most convenient for you, it just has to either start or end on Sunday 26th April.

If you want to join us, there are just five simple steps to take:

1. Dream up your 2.6 challenge – if you need help there are lots of ideas here

2. Head to justgiving.com/campaign/HeadwayCambs26 to set up your own page and link it to our campaign.

3. Ask all your friends, family and colleagues to sponsor you and challenge them to do their own 2.6 Challenge.

4. Complete your challenge.

5. You can share a photo or video of your challenge on social media with #TwoPointSixChallenge and tag us @HeadwayCambridgeshire on Facebook or @headway_cambs on Twitter or Instagram.

To tell us what you're doing, or if you need any help developing your ideas, we’d love to hear from you - email Sophie at fundraising@headway-cambs.org.uk .

We look forward to seeing all your fun challenges on the 26th April!


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