Take part in the 2.6 challenge, starting this Sunday, 26th April and save UK’s charities!

We’re inviting you, your family and loved ones to take part in The 2.6 Challenge from Sunday 26 April to help 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’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 the Aplastic Anaemia Trust.

Why we need your help

The Coronavirus crisis is having a devastating effect on our income. Events have been cancelled, individual appeals are no longer taking place, funding decisions we’ve been waiting for to enable our work have been delayed indefinitely…

The Aplastic Anaemia Trust is small, but we’ve been able to support our entire patient community with lots of new activity, new information resources, fighting on behalf of individuals and their families for better care, funding life-transforming research and raising awareness of this devastating illness.

We are set to lose vital income in these months of lockdown, severely damaging our plans to help everyone affected by aplastic anaemia across the UK.

We urge you to help us so that we can continue our support for the families affected by aplastic anaemia.

This is how the 2.6 challenge works

People of all ages are taking on The 2.6 Challenge with a host of activities, within the confines of lockdown rules – from walking, running or skipping for 2.6 or 26 minutes, juggling for 2.6 minutes, holding online Yoga sessions with 26 friends or doing 26 sit ups!

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 few simple steps to take:

  • Dream up your 2.6 challenge – if you need help there are lots of ideas here
  • Head to twopointsixchallenge.co.uk to donate £26 – or whatever you can afford – to The Aplastic Anaemia Trust via Virgin Money Giving or you can set up a fundraising page on Virgin Money Giving - here
  • Ask all your friends and family to sponsor you and challenge them to do their own 2.6 Challenge
  • Complete your challenge
  • Share a photo or video of your challenge on social media with #TwoPointSixChallenge and share with us via @AplasticAnaemia
  • Nominate your friends to do the same.

 Thank you so much for your support - it is priceless to us!

Please get in touch if you have any questions at [email protected]