The 2.6 Challenge has been created to help save the UK's charities during this health crisis. This Sunday would have been the London Marathon, where incredibly brave people would have run 26miles through the streets of London raising a phenomenal amount for charity. Although the Marathon has been postponed until October, many other events have had to be cancelled creating a very large gap in a our funding.

What is the 2.6 Challenge?

All you need to do is dream up an activity based around the numbers 2.6 or 26 that suits your skills and ideally you should complete it on Sunday 26 April – when the 40th London Marathon would have taken place. Although some of our supporters are taking part in challenges over the coming weeks. Whatever, however and whenever it suits you.

How can you get involved?

The 2.6 Challenge can be any activity you like – from running or walking 2.6 miles to holding an online workout with 26 of your friends. Whatever your age or ability, you can take part. After all, we’re not looking for superheroes. We’re looking for Home Heroes.

Further ideas on how you can be involved can be found below:

More on 2.6 Challenge

How can you donate or fundraise?

For those wanting to donate or fundraise directly for us, you will need to click the link below. Scroll right to the very bottom of the page and select 'support your charity'. You can then type 'St Raphael's Hospice' into the search and select us. You can connect to JustGiving to either donate or fundraise. 

Good luck and thank you for your support. We look forward to seeing what wonderful, weird and whacky ideas our supporters come up with.

If any of you are creating 26.2 cakes - We are happy to be your taste testers!

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