SAVE THE UK’S CHARITIES
The Pink Ribbon Foundation calls on its supporters to hop to it and join
the 2.6 Challenge from Sunday 26thApril 2020
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 26thApril, is the world’s biggest one-day fundraising event, which raised more than £66.4 million for thousands of charities in 2019.
The Pink Ribbon Foundation, like so many charities across the UK, has been hugely impacted by the cancellation of fundraising events due to COVID-19. At a time when fundraising is at an all-time low and in response to the crisis, 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 26thApril 2020 – what should have been the date of the 40thLondon Marathon, the world’s biggest one day annual fundraising event, which raised £66.4 million for charities in 2019. The challenge will last for one week – until the 3rdMay.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 remain local.
From Sunday 26thApril 2020, we are asking you to dream up an activity based around the numbers 2.6 or 26 and donate £26.20 (or whatever you can afford):https://bit.ly/PRF2point6challenge or set up a fundraising page here: https://twopointsixchallenge.justgiving.com/fundraise
“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 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.”
For more information on The 2.6 Challenge, visit twopointsixchallenge.co.uk