Northumberland hospice appeals for supporters to join The 2.6 Challenge

HospiceCare North Northumberland, like so many charities, has been hugely impacted by the cancellation of fund-raising events and the closure of its charity shops due to Covid-19.

Tuesday, 28th April 2020, 7:00 am

In response, the organisers of mass participation sports events across the country have come together to create a new campaign to raise vital funds to help save the UK’s charities.

The campaign, The 2.6 Challenge, launched on Sunday, April 26 – what should have been the date of the 40th London Marathon, the world’s biggest one day annual fundraising event, which raised £66.4 million for charities in 2019.

The challenge will last for a week.

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Participants are being asked to dream up an activity based around the numbers 2.6 or 26 and fundraise by donating on HospiceCare’s 2.6 Challenge donation page or by creating your own 2.6 Challenge fundraising page.

Emma Arthur, HospiceCare events and community fund-raiser, said: “This event could really be a lifesaver to so many as money raised for HospiceCare funds our Hospice at Home and Family support services.

“You can do this at your own pace and in your own house or garden - so the challenge is open to everyone. All we ask is that you donate £26 to our challenge page, or set up your own page and have your own target to raise - could you raise £260?”

The 2.6 Challenge is open to anyone of any age – the only requirement is that the activity must follow the Government guidelines on exercise and social distancing.

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