We Need Your help, our Stay At Home Heroes!
The 2.6 Challenge aims to bring the nation together from Sunday 26 April to raise money for UK charities whose funding has been affected by the COVID-19 pandemic. Helping fill the space left behind by the cancellation of mass participation fundraising events usually held during the summer, this new initiative gives you the chance to take up a challenge, no matter the size.
People of all ages and abilities are encouraged to take part in this exciting virtual event, choosing a cause close to their hearts to support. From marathon runners, to armchair superstars - you can get involved and share the experience with your friends and family, via social media.
We’d love for you to join the Stay Brave team and help us to support people affected by abuse and exploitation.
Once you’ve chosen your 2.6 Challenge, you can either make a donation of £2.60, £26 or whatever you can afford, or you can fire up your efforts by setting up a fundraising page and getting your friends and family to sponsor you!
How you can help?
The 2.6 Challenge can be any activity you like – from running 2.6 miles, to playing videogames for 26 hours -
whatever your age or ability, you can take part!
Remember to follow government guidelines on social distancing and how to exercise, and participate in the challege safely.
After all, we’re not looking for superheroes...
We're looking for Stay At Home Heroes.
Here are some ideas to get you started!
Hoola hoop for 26 minutes without stopping
Walk up and down your stairs 26 times
Learn 26 words in a new language each week
Bake 26 cakes in a week
Get 26 pals together for an online workout – for 26 minutes
Complete 26 laps of the garden or lengths of gardan path
Put on some music and dance for 26 minutes
Wear fancy dress for 26 hours
Hold a 26-hour sponsored silence
Play video or board games for 26 hours
Read 26 books in 2 months and 6 days
Hold the plank for 26 seconds or 2.6 minutes
Discover more inspiring challenges here
If you wat to tale part in the 2.6 challenge, then there's two ways to get involved. Ypou can start by donating directly to Stay Brave using the link below, from £2.60 to £26 - every donation will help towards our goals. You can also set up your own fundraising page to share your challenge with others.
Help to inspire the nation by sharing pictures or videos of your challenge on social media using the official hashtag #TwoPointSixChallenge to be part of the campaign.
Remember to tag us in any social media posts and be sure to follow us, too!