The UK’s charities need your help
The Covid-19 pandemic has had a catastrophic effect on 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.
From Sunday 26 April 2020, the challenge is to dream up an activity based around the numbers 2.6 or 26 and fundraise by donating on our Just Giving page: https://twopointsixchallenge.justgiving.com/get-involved?charityId=122479
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 2.6 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.
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 round 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 to everyone affected by sexual abuse and rape.
The 2.6 Challenge can be anything that works for you,” says Nick Rusling, Co-Chair of the Mass Participation Sports Organisers group (MSO) and CEO of Human Race. “You can run or walk 2.6 miles, 2.6km or for 26 minutes. You could do the same in your home or garden, go up and down the stairs 26 times, juggle for 2.6 minutes, do a 26 minute exercise class or get 26 people on a video call and do a 26 minute workout – anything you like. We want people to get active, have fun and raise money to help Save the UK’s Charities by giving money or raising funds for the charity close to your heart.”
Please help Safeline support survivors of sexual abuse and rape.
Safeline’s Development Officer has already set up her fundraising page and made a film about what she is doing to support survivors of sexual abuse and rape. See her fundraising page here. To set up your own fundraising page or make a donation to Safeline please click on our twopointsix page on JustGiving.