Racing Welfare needs your help! Join The 2.6 Challenge from Sunday 26 April 2020.
The Covid-19 pandemic has had a catastrophic effect on many UK charities 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.
As it cannot take place as planned, its organisers have created a “lockdown-friendly event” which is easy for anyone to join in and make a difference. Every small “event” can add up to something worthwhile!
From Sunday 26 April 2020, the challenge is to dream up an activity based around the numbers 2.6 or 26. Taking up the 2.6 Challenge can be something as simple as walking or running 2.6 miles, 2.6 kms – or 26 press-ups, 26 minutes walking around the garden. It can be a sponsored activity, or a donation – £2.60 or £26 – whatever is affordable – it all adds up and will make a difference for Racing Welfare.
The campaign, The 2.6 Challenge, will launch on Sunday 26 April 2020 – what should have been the date of the 40th London Marathon – and will last for a week. The challenge is open to anyone of any age – the only requirement is that the activity must follow the Government guidelines on exercise and social distancing and remember to stay local.
So get creative and get fundraising! You can donate to Racing Welfare on our Just Giving Page.