Are you up for The 2.6 Challenge?

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Are you up for The 2.6 Challenge?

Published at 8:20am 20th April 2020. (Updated at 8:26am 20th April 2020)

A new national campaign has been created to raise vital funds to help to save the UK’s charities.

The Covid-19 pandemic has had a catastrophic effect with the cancellation of thousands of events and the loss of billions in income through fundraising events.

The Virgin Money London Marathon alone, 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.

Many of these charities have had 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 2.6 Challenge will launch on Sunday 26 April – what should have been the date of the 40th London Marathon.

To take part just think of a challenge involving the numbers 2.6 or 26, for example, you could walk 26 laps of your garden, bake 26 cupcakes, listen to 26 podcasts – the options are endless! Just make sure you stick to government guidelines on exercise and social distancing.

iSight Cornwall said: "Like all charities, the Covid-19 pandemic has had a significant impact on our fundraising income. So if you or your family or friends would like to take part on behalf of iSightCornwall, we’d love to hear from you."

Find out more about the challenge here

or click here to visit iSight Cornwall

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