Category: Childlife Info

Posted on 16.04.2020

We hope you’re well during this unprecedented time. We’re inviting you and your family/housemates to take part in The 2.6 Challenge from Sunday 26 April to help to save UK charities like Childlife.

The Covid-19 pandemic has had a devastating effect on charities, with the cancellation of thousands of events and face-to-face fundraising, resulting in a 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 – when the 40th London Marathon, the world’s biggest one-day annual fundraising event, should have taken place.

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 Childlife via VirginMoneGiving.  

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 three Childlife staff are each doing a challenge – a 26km run on a treadmill, 26 yoga sun salutations and a 26km walk (over four days).

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 here
  2. – Head to to donate £26 – or whatever you can afford ­– to Childlife 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 Childlife and help to save the UK’s charities.

Best wishes, The Childlife Team

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