What is the 2.6 Challenge?

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.

This Sunday, 26 April 2020, should have been the Virgin Money London Marathon, the world’s biggest one-day fundraising event, which raised more than £66.4 million for thousands of charities in 2019.

Instead, people across the UK will raise funds online by doing challenges while maintaining self-distancing measures.

- Walk up and down your stairs 26 times or climb 260 steps
- Run 2.6 miles or kms (indoors, outdoors or on the spot!)
- Walk 2.6km (that’s 3,412 steps!) around your house (in fancy dress if you like!)
- Put on some music and dance for 26 minutes
- Hold the plank for 26 seconds or 2.6 minutes (that’s 156 seconds!)
- Get 26 pals together for an online workout – for 26 minutes, etc. etc. etc.

How can you get involved?

The 2.6 Challenge can be any activity you like – from running 2.6 miles to holding an online workout with 26 of your friends. Check out ‘how to get involved’ for more ideas.

Whatever your age or ability, you can take part. After all, we’re not looking for superheroes. We’re looking for Home Heroes.

Choose your #TwoPointSixChallenge, click the Donate or Fundraise buttons below, search for and select Bread and Water for Africa UK, then complete your challenge. 

Make sure you invite your friends, family and co-workers to support you by donating to your fundraising page. Use social media and #TwoPointSixChallenge to warn them ahead of time so they can cheer you on on Sunday.

Health and Safety: Whatever challenge you take on, respect social distancing measures. 

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Note: if you're clicking on Donate or Fundraise from The 2.6 Challenge website, choose the JustGiving option.