Calling all home heroes!

UK Charities need YOUR help. Join the nation and take on the 2.6 challenge by fundraising in your charity’s name.

It’s taking place on the 26 April 2020 at 9:00 AM.

The #TwoPointSixChallenge is your chance to be a Home Hero for your favourite charity and raise funds from your very own living room, bedroom, balcony, garden or yard.  

The coronavirus crisis has had a catastrophic effect on the charity sector as a whole.

Fundraising events across Northern Ireland have been cancelled or postponed resulting in millions of lost income to our local charities.

So the organisers of the UK’s biggest mass participation events have set up the 2.6 Challenge to give everyone the opportunity to help their favourite charities through this crisis. 

Charities are already reporting an increased demand on their services despite the reduced funding and this is expected to continue long into the future to help ease the pressure on the NHS and to aid recovery after the coronavirus pandemic.

It’s easy to get involved!

  • Decide on your 2.6 Challenge – the more creative the better.

There are no set activities – but please follow government guidelines regarding being outside during this time. 

  • Choose your charity
  • Set up a fundraising page  
  • Personalise your fundraising page 
  • Share your page with friends and family 

The funds you raise will help make sure your chosen charity will be there in the future for those who need it most 

Here’s some inspo for your 2.6 Challenge

  • Hold a plank position for 2.6 minutes
  • Cycle or static cycle for 26 minutes
  • Run around your garden for 26 minutes or 26 times

You can also check out these amazing fundraisers.

Or just make up your own challenge, get your family or the people you live with involved as well.

Check out your charity’s website

They might have pictures for you to share and hashtags to use to highlight that you’ve taken on the #TwoPointSixChallenge for them.

You can make your time in lockdown count by taking up the #TwoPointSixChallenge.