The Covid-19 pandemic is having a catastrophic effect on UK charities leading to an estimated loss of £4 billion for the sector. Charities depend on income from fundraising events and thousands have been cancelled or postponed including the Virgin Money London Marathon. For many charities, 26 April would have been the biggest fundraising day of the year thanks to the London Marathon, the world’s biggest one day fundraising event which raised £66.4 million for charities in 2019.
In response, the UK’s mass participation sports event industry has come together to create The 2.6 Challenge, a nationwide fundraising campaign to Save the UK’s Charities. Anyone can join in, you just need to dream up an activity based around the numbers 2.6 or 26 and fundraise or donate to your chosen charity to help Save the UK’s Charities. The aim is to raise £67 million for the UK’s charities – if 2.6 million people fundraise or donate £26, we’ll get there!
It would be wonderful to have your support.
How can you help?
Dream up an activity based around the number 2.6 or 26 that suits your skills (and follows government guidelines on exercise and social distancing); it can be as crazy as you like!
If you don’t want to take part, consider donating to SRA through our events page at https://uk.virginmoneygiving.com/donation-web/charity?charityId=1018411&utm_source=extbtn&utm_campaign=donatebtn
Please share with your friends and family, the more people that join in, the more will be raised for charities
For my challenge, I will be running at least 2.6 miles every day for 26 days and you can visit my donations page here: https://uk.virginmoneygiving.com/JulieElBahrawy1 or click on this button...
Please join us as we support the 2.6 Challenge to raise £67 million for the UK’s charities by the end of April – if 2.6 million people fundraise or donate £26, we’ll get there!
The official website is now live at www.twopointsixchallenge.co.uk.
Thank you for helping to Save the UK’s Charities.