Like so many charities across the UK, Greenbank have been impacted by the cancellation of bookings, events and fundraising events as well as a change in how we deliver education to our students, due to COVID-19. Our aim is to support people to achieve their potential through inclusive education, sport and leisure activities and it is important that we continue to do this. This is why we’re asking you to take part in the 2.6 Challenge!
The 2.6 Challenge launches on Sunday 26 April 2020 – 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. 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 and remember to stay local.
How can I get involved?
There’s no need to be a marathon runner to take part – this is a challenge for all ages and abilities. Just think of an activity based around the numbers 26 or 2.6 and start it from Sunday 26 April. You will have a week to complete your challenge. Whatever you can do, you can be part of it – the main thing is getting active, having fun and raising as much as you can. It could be something simple such as doing yoga for 26 minutes, juggling with 26 balls for 2.6 seconds or how about doing 26 sets of 26 jumping jacks (that’s 676 total – phew)! We’ll be sharing loads of ideas and inspiration for challenges over the next week on our social media pages.
Once you have decided on your challenge, go to https://uk.virginmoneygiving.com/fundraiser-portal/userSignIn and set up a fundraising page choosing The Greenbank Project as the charity you wish to raise funds for. Share your fundraising page on all your social media accounts with as many people as you can to help raise as much as you can for Greenbank.
If you are able to make a donation (big or small) to Greenbank’s 2.6 Challenge, it would make a massive difference to us and our community of users, especially at this difficult time.
Mary Beaumont, Greenbank CEO said: “Taking part in the 2.6 Challenge is all about getting active and having fun with your family and housemates whilst raising money to help us to continue to provide inclusive opportunities to people across the Liverpool City Region. Good luck and most importantly have fun!”
For more information on The 2.6 Challenge, visit twopointsixchallenge.co.uk