The COVID-19 pandemic has resulted in thousands of fundraising events being cancelled or postponed, which has ultimately had a devastating impact on many charities as they are faced with a loss of income – an income that they desperately need.
The London Marathon organisers, along with other mass-participation event organisers from across the UK, have united to create a campaign to help save many of the UK charities that will be, and have already been, affected by this situation. This campaign, the 2.6 Challenge, invites people from across the UK to get involved in whatever way they can, to help save the UK’s charities. The Challenge launches from Sunday 26th April, marking what would have been the date of the 40th London Marathon.
The 2.6 Challenge is a great way to stay active, even if you are indoors, whilst also having fun and raising money for the UK’s charities. We, at Making The Leap, are challenging you to choose to undertake an activity which is based around the number 2.6 or 26, whilst fundraising for us or making a donation to our worthwhile cause.
This activity can be anything you want, whether that is running 2.6 miles, running up and down the stairs 26 times or flipping 26 pancakes – the possibilities are endless! This challenge is open to everybody – any age or ability; all you need is determination. Don’t forget to show off the amazing and creative things you come up with, by tagging us on social media with the #TwoPointSixChallenge. The only rule is that whatever you do, it must follow the UK government guidelines on exercise and social distancing during this pandemic.
Still need any inspiration? Click here to see some examples.
Here, at Making The Leap, we want to continue to provide services and support for the young people, as now, more so than ever, there will be those who will face uncertainty about their futures and what will happen next. Help us continue to support young people by donating or fundraising for Making The Leap, here.