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2.6 Challenge – Help Save the UK Charities

April 26 - April 30

The Covid-19 pandemic is having a catastrophic effect on UK charities leading to an estimated loss of £4 billion for the sector. Charities depend on income from the fundraising events and thousands have been cancelled or postponed including our Annual Golf Day and Treasure Hunt. For many charities, 26th April would have been the biggest fundraising day of the year thanks to the London Marathon (which we have taken part of in the past), the world’s biggest one day fundraising event which raised £66.4 million for charities in 2019.

In reponse, the UK’s mass participation sports event industry (including the Great North Run which we have two sponsors for) has come together to create The 2.6 Challenge, a nationwide fundraising campaign to Save the UK’s Charities. We are inviting all of our supporters to dream up an activity based around the numbers 2.6 or 26 and fundraise or donate to their chosen charity to help Save the UK’s Charities. It would be wonderful to have your support.

How you can help?

  • Dream up an activity around the number 2.6 or 26 that suits your skills (and follows government guidelines on exercise and social distancing) ; it can be as crazy as you like!
  • Set up a fundraising page on Just Giving or Virgin Money Giving and choose the 2.6 challenge and Inter Care as your chosen charity. 
  • Share your challenge with your friends and family on social media and start raising the donations!

There is incredible support building for this campaign including from the UK government, Sport England, BBC, Institute of Fundraising, Virgin Money Giving and Just Giving.

Please join us as we aim to raise £2,600 by the end of April – if 100 of our supporters fundraise or donate £26, we’ll get there!


Contact Claudia on if you are interested in taking part. Thank you!!


April 26
April 30

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