Take part in the 2.6 challenge and support After Umbrage!
The UK’s charities need your help
The Covid-19 pandemic has had a catastrophic effect 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.
After Umbrage, like so many charities across the UK, has been hugely impacted by the cancellation of thousands of fundraising events due to COVID-19.
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 our fundraising and save the UK’s charities.
The campaign, The 2.6 Challenge, will launch on Sunday 26 April 2020 – what should have been the date of the 40th London Marathon. The challenge 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.
From Sunday 26 April 2020, we are asking you to dream up an activity based around the numbers 2.6 or 26 and fundraise by donating on our Virgin Money Giving page.Next Section
How to Get involved
There are just five simple steps to take:
1. Dream up your 2.6 challenge
2. Head to twopointsixchallenge.co.uk to donate £26 – or whatever you can afford – to After Umbrage or to set up a fundraising page
3. Ask all your friends and family to sponsor you and challenge them to do their own 2.6 c
4. Complete your challenge
5. Share a photo or video of your challenge on social media with #TwoPointSixChallenge and don’t forget to tag us!
For further information on The 2.6 Challenge, including a list of partners and supporters, and for more ideas about what your activity could be, visit twopointsixchallenge.co.uk