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26th April 2020

The 2.6 Challenge

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Help us be there for patients and their loved ones during the COVID-19 pandemic.

We’re inviting you, your family, friends and colleagues to take part in The 2.6 Challenge from Sunday 26 April to help to save UK charities. By choosing St Richard’s Hospice you are helping us care for patients and their loved ones across Worcestershire who need us during the COVID-19 pandemic.

The pandemic has had a devastating effect on charities, with the cancellation of thousands of events and the loss of billions in fundraising income.

 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 to save UK charities.

The 2.6 Challenge will launch on Sunday 26 April – what should have been the date of the 40th London Marathon, the world’s biggest one-day annual fundraising event.

We’re asking you to take part in an activity of your choice based around the numbers 2.6 or 26 and fundraise or donate to support St Richard’s via twopointsixchallenge.co.uk

People of all ages are taking on The 2.6 Challenge with a host of activities – from walking, running or cycling 2.6 miles, juggling for 2.6 minutes, to holding online workouts with 26 friends. The ideas and options are endless!

The only requirement is that you must follow Government guidelines on exercise and social distancing. Most people are taking part from Sunday 26 April but you can do your activity whenever suits you best.

There are five simple steps to take part:

Dream up your 2.6 challenge – if you need help there are lots of ideas below.

Head to twopointsixchallenge.co.uk to donate £26 – or whatever you can afford – to St Richard’s or to set up a fundraising page

Ask all your friends and family to sponsor you and challenge them to do their own 2.6 Challenge

Complete your challenge

Share a photo or video of your challenge on social media with #TwoPointSixChallenge and tag St Richard’s so we can celebrate too!

We hope you’ll join the nation in The 2.6 Challenge to support St Richard’s and help to save UK charities.

Sign-up today by clicking here.

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26th April 2020