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Save the UK’s Charities

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.

It is estimated 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 to raise vital funds to help save the UK’s charities, The 2.6 Challenge.

Anyone can take on the challenge, all you need to do is dream up an activity based around the numbers 2.6 or 26 and complete it on Sunday 26 April, when the 40th edition of the London Marathon should have taken place. You can run or walk 2.6 miles, 2.6km or for 26 minutes. You could attempt to juggle for 2.6 minutes, do a 26 minute exercise class, the options are endless. The only requirement is that the activity must follow the Government guidelines on exercise and social distancing. Then simply set up your fundraising page and ask your friends and family to sponsor you.

Alternatively, you could make a donation to the central Save the UK’s charities fund and your money will be proportionately distributed by the Charities Aid Foundation to all the charities and groups that people are raising funds for in the 2.6 Challenge.

For more information and fundraising ideas please visit www.twopointsixchallenge.co.uk