The 2.6 Challenge

You can help save the UK's charities

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The UK’s charities need your help

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.

The Virgin Money London Marathon alone, which should have taken place on Sunday 26 April, is the world’s biggest one-day fundraising event, which raised more than £66.4 million for thousands of charities in 2019.

Many of these 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 will not survive the next few months.

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Jessica Ennis-Hill is doing 26 taps for the Ruth Strauss Foundation

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Jax Jones is leading a 26 person relay race for Refuge

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Henry (aged 5) is running 2.6 miles for 10 days for 2 Wish Upon a Star

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You can help

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

How can I get involved?

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 (remember to follow Government guidelines on how to exercise safely). Check out ‘how to get involved’ for more ideas.

Whatever your age or ability, you can take part. After all, we’re not looking for superheroes. We’re looking for Home Heroes.

Choose your #TwoPointSixChallenge, head to the ‘donate or fundraise’ buttons below to save your chosen charity, then complete your challenge.

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