The Covid-19 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 UK have come together to create a new campaign to raise vital funds to help to save the UK’s charities.
The 2.6 Challenge will launch on Sunday 26 April – what would have been the date of the 40th London Marathon, the world’s biggest one-day annual fundraising event. We’ve been lucky to have friends who ran for shuktara to raise funds and awareness of our two homes in Kolkata.
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 Shuktara Trust (UK).
The 2.6 Challenge can be any activity you like – from running 2.6 miles to holding an online workout with 26 of your friends. Check out these ideas for more inspiration.
Whatever your age or ability, you can take part.
Another option is to join our 2.6 Challenge for shuktara page
This is a way for you to create a challenge without having your own fundraising page. We’ve created a group 2.6 Challenge for shuktara page in JustGiving. Here’s how you can be a part of this page:
- Dream up your 2.6 Challenge
- Send your name, email, description of your challenge and a photo to firstname.lastname@example.org – we’ll post your challenge on our fundraising page as an update
- Tell all your friends and family about your 2.6 Challenge and ask them to sponsor you here: 2.6 Challenge for shuktara
- Complete your 2.6 challenge! If you send us another photo we’ll post it on our page.
For more information on the 2.6 Challenge watch the video (right) or check out this link twopointsixchallenge.co.uk