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The 2.6 Challenge

Many of our supporters have asked how they can help at this time. In this spirit and to encourage staying home, we are asking supporters to join people across the country for The 2.6 Challenge

The 2.6 Challenge launched 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 St Mungo’s.

People of all ages are taking on The 2.6 Challenge with a host of activities – from walking, running or cycling 2.6 miles, juggling for 2.6 minutes, to holding online workouts with 26 friends. The ideas and options are endless!

Sign up now as part of an emergency response to protect vulnerable homeless people from coronavirus.

Sign up now
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The 2.6 Challenge

Many of our supporters have asked how they can help at this time. In this spirit and to encourage staying home, we are asking supporters to join people across the country for The 2.6 Challenge

The 2.6 Challenge launched 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 St Mungo’s.

People of all ages are taking on The 2.6 Challenge with a host of activities – from walking, running or cycling 2.6 miles, juggling for 2.6 minutes, to holding online workouts with 26 friends. The ideas and options are endless!

Sign up now as part of an emergency response to protect vulnerable homeless people from coronavirus.

Sign up now
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Personal challenge

A fundraising challenge doesn't have to be physical. No matter your age, ability or talents there are so many things you can do.

Just remember to tell us about your fundraiser, however big or small.

  • Walk, hop or run 26 laps of the garden or living room
  • Ready, Steady, Cook 26 dishes
  • Pledge 26 good deeds
  • Do 26 minutes of yoga or pilates
Sign up now
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Company challenge

A group challenge is a fantastic way to bring staff together and promote wellbeing.

It is important to focus on ways you can stay healthy and connected. Consider how you can support St Mungo's at this challenging time.

  • Organise a 26 minute group workout
  • Donate 26 auction prizes
  • Write a 26 question quiz, 2.6 seconds to answer
  • Pledge 26 lunches for a vulnerable neighbour
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Children challenge

Involve your children in a 2.6 Challenge. It’s an opportunity to teach them about connecting, charities and meaningful ways to be creative.

For teachers, The 2.6 Challenge is a way of fostering class spirit from afar, keeping pupils engaged in learning and providing a little extra-curricular fun.

For parents, it’s an alternative to academic learning and an extra option for your home schooling repertoire.

  • Do 26 football keepie uppies or headers
  • Read-o-thon every day for 26 minutes
  • Skip for 2.6 minutes
  • Home helpers - 2.6 minute chores around the house
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Need help getting started?

Download our Fundraising Pack below and get inspired to dream up your challenge

You can also join our virtual community on Facebook for inspiration and motivation to complete your challenge.

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The 2.6 Challenge

Check out The 2.6 Challenge factsheet to read about the goal of the campaign and how you can be a Home Team Hero for St Mungo’s.

And don’t worry if you’re not able to get out your house or flat for now. We’re not looking for superheroes - we’re looking for Home Team Heroes.

There are no rules (apart from the Government guidelines on how to exercise safely during this time). Whatever you can do, you can be part of it – the main thing is to get creative, have fun and donate what you can as part of an emergency response to protect vulnerable homeless people from coronavirus.

Read the factsheet here