Due to the Covid19 pandemic fundraising events have been cancelled since March with no idea of when we will be allowed to hold one again. The London Marathon is one of the biggest fundraising events of the year for charities all across the country and charities were set to lose thousands as a result of its cancellation. The team behind the marathon came up with an idea to help save the UK’s charities – the 2.6 challenge.
The idea was simple, yet genius. Individuals or families were to come up with a challenge (as whacky as they liked) around the number 26 or 2.6 and complete it either at home or during their daily exercise and raise funds for their chosen charity.
We are so incredibly grateful to everyone who took part in the challenge for us and to those who donated to their challenges. An amazing total of over £1000 was raised from everyone who took part and donated! This will enable us to continue providing our services and support to bereaved families in the East Lancashire area.
Some of the challenges completed included:
A 26 mile bike ride, 26 maths and English challenges by 4 year old Toby, a 2.6 mile walk, 26 ‘pick me up’ packages created and delivered and a non-stop “fast as she can” stationary cycle for 26 minutes!
Thank you so much to everyone for their support.