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Join The 2.6 challenge

Published on 22 April 2020 12:00 AM

We hope you’re well during this unprecedented time. We’re currently setting up our fundraising page which will give you the opportunity to take part in The 2.6 Challenge from Sunday 26 April to help to save the UK’s charities.

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 country 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 should have been the date of the 40th London Marathon, the world’s biggest one-day annual fundraising event.

We are currently setting up our fundraising page, however now is the time to start thinking about what you are going to do. ’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 age UK Hillingdon, Harrow & Brent  via

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 cooking, dancing , painting The ideas and options are endless! We can treat this as the ice bucket challenge for people to interact with their loved ones in this time of isolation.

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 is most convenient for you.

There are just five simple steps to take:
  1. Dream up your 2.6 challenge – if you need help there are lots of ideas on the Two Point Six challenge website
  2. Head to to donate £26 – or whatever you can afford – to age UK Hillingdon, Harrow & Brent charity or to set up a fundraising page
  3. Ask all your friends and family to sponsor you and challenge them to do their own 2.6 Challenge
  4. Complete your challenge
  5. Share a photo or video of your challenge on social media with #TwoPointSixChallenge

For further information on The 2.6 Challenge, including a list of partners and supporters, and for more ideas about what your activity could be, visit

We hope you’ll join the nation in The 2.6 Challenge to support age UK Hillingdon, Harrow & Brent  and help to save the UK’s charities.

Wendy Snellling 

Community Fundraiser