Can you take on the 2.6 challenge?

The Covid-19 pandemic has had and will have an impact on charities, including the hospice, with the cancellation of thousands of local and national 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 would also 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 Ayrshire Hospice 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. 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 is most convenient for you.

There are just five simple steps to take:

  1. Dream up your 2.6 challenge
  2. Head to JustGiving and search for Ayrshire Hospice to donate £26 – or whatever you can afford ­– or set up your own 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 #AyrshireHospice on Twiiter and @AyrshireHospice on Facebook

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