On the 26th April, when the London Marathon would have taken place, we are asking you to get involved in the 2.6 Challenge for Africa Educational Trust. This can be any activity you like from running 2.6 miles, to flipping pancakes 26 times, reading 26 pages of a book, or even baking 26 cupcakes!
Whether you are 4 or 104, on your own, or with your family – this is a challenge that anyone get involved in.
COVID-19 has had a catastrophic effect on the charity sector as a whole, with thousands of fundraising events up and down the country being cancelled or postponed, resulting in billions of lost income. 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.
Launching on Sunday 26th April – what should have been the date of the 40th edition of the London Marathon – the 2.6 Challenge will encourage participants to take on creative challenges revolving around 2.6 or 26 and is open to anyone of any age – the only requirement is that the activity must follow the Government guidelines on exercise and social distancing.
The 2.6 Challenge is a simple and fun way for everyone to do their bit to help save the UK’s charities.
By taking part in the 2.6 Challenge for Africa Educational Trust you will be raising vital funds to support our COVID-19 emergency appeal and response. Your fundraising could help make an impact in some of the world’s hardest to reach areas. You will be supporting ongoing learning opportunities, and enable us to deliver messaging on protective measures & support around risks.
Decide on an exciting challenge based around the numbers 2.6 or 26 – get creative but please do follow Government guidelines on how to exercise safely during this time.
• Set up your fundraising page for Africa Educational Trust:
o Create a page with Just Giving
o Or set up your page with Virgin Money Giving
Share your page with friends and family.