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Take part in the 2.6 challenge and support our superhero carers!

What is the 2.6 Challenge?

Many fundraising events in the UK have been postponed or cancelled due to the coronavirus pandemic. Whilst we are all hopeful many of these events will go ahead at a later date, there will still be a significant impact on many charities. Read more about the impact on carers here.

In response, the organisers of the biggest mass-participation sports events have come together to create the 2.6 Challenge to raise vital funds to help to support the UK’s charities in these difficult times.

How do I get involved?

There’s no need to be a marathon runner to take part – this is a challenge for all ages, abilities & interests. Just get thinking of an activity based around the numbers 26 or 2.6 and complete it on or from Sunday April 26 (which would’ve been the date of the 2020 London Marathon).

  1. Choose your 2.6 or 26 challenge (take a look at our inspiration list below to get the creative juices flowing!)
  2. Set up your JustGiving page here and share with family & friends so they can sponsor you.
  3. Take on your challenge!

There are no rules (apart from the Government guidelines on how to exercise safely during this time). Whatever you can do, you can be part of it – the main thing is getting active, having fun and donating whatever you can to help save the UK’s charities.

Be sure to celebrate your success by sharing your photos and videos using #TwoPointSixChallenge. Don’t forget to tag Carer Support Wiltshire on Twitter or Facebook so we can join the fun!

If doing a challenge isn’t for you, you could donate £26 instead (or any amount you’d like!)

Choose your challenge – what you do is up to you!
You can choose any activity you like for your 2.6 Challenge. Here’s a few ideas to get you started.

  • Art challenge – get artistic whatever your ability by painting, drawing, sketching or sculpting every day for 26 days!
  • Walk challenge – stretch your legs on a 26 minute walk and enjoy the sights and sounds of your local community.
  • Skipping challenge – skip 26 times and try not to fall over!
    See our Community Fundraiser Rachael attempt skipping backwards 26 times here.
  • Yoga challenge – try 26 days of yoga, or if that sounds like too much of a challenge, 26 minutes of yoga practice.The #TwoPointSixChallenge is your chance to be creative, get moving and have fun! Don’t forget to tag us on Twitter or Facebook to show us what you’re doing for unpaid carers in Wiltshire!