The Covid-19 pandemic has caused the cancellation of thousands of charity events and the loss of billions in charitable fundraising, crippling the operations of many UK charities. Sarah Edgeworth and Family were doing their bit by taking part in the 2.6 challenge, you can donate to their efforts on their Just Giving page here. Sarah ran up and down the road outside her house 26 times, with her children Thomas and Heidi following on their bikes whilst husband Paul completed 26 leg raises on a pull up bar.
The Covid-19 pandemic has caused many charities to reduce or stop services at a time when vulnerable members of society need them most; thousands of staff have been placed on furlough and many charities will not survive the next few months. The London Marathon, which should have taken place on Sunday 26 April, is the world’s biggest one-day fundraising event, which raised more than £66.4 million for thousands of charities in 2019.
The 2.6 Challenge event was held on Sunday April 26th because this is when The London Marathon was due to have taken place, which is also why it is named the 2.6 challenge. This event was aimed at all charities, with participants having the option of doing something 26 times or 2.6 in time or distance – for example, jumping on the trampoline, decorating 26 cupcakes, kicking a ball, cycling for 26 miles, completing a 2.6K run, or doing a ‘plank’ for 2.6 minutes.
You can find full information about the 2.6 event here: https://www.twopointsixchallenge.co.uk