Thank You to Our 2.6 Challenge Heroes
April 17, 2020
We’d like to say a huge thank you to our team of amazing Home Heroes who took on a variety of 2.6 challenges – running, cycling and sewing scrubs – to raise money to support local families affected by cancer. We’d also like to thank everybody who donated – the £3,000 (and counting!) that you have given will fund more than 100 hours of therapy and support for people facing an incredibly difficult time right now.
If you haven’t signed up or donated yet, don’t worry (!), it’s not too late – read on for details of how you can get involved too…
What’s The 2.6 Challenge All About?
Covid-19 has caused the cancellation or postponement of thousands of fundraising events and had a devastating impact on many charities’ income, including ours. But right now, our support for some of the most vulnerable people in our communities is more important than ever. On top of the disruption we’re all facing to our daily lives, cancer patients and their families are dealing with delays to their treatments, postponed appointments, anxiety and fear about what the future may hold.
This Sunday, 26th April, should have been the date of the London Marathon, one of the most iconic races in the world and an event which raises over £60 million for charity each year. Not to be deterred by having to postpone the race, the organisers got together with their partners and launched The 2.6 Challenge to try to replace the lost income and save the UK’s charities.
They’re not looking for superheroes, they’re looking for Home Heroes, and they’re calling on all of us to do our bit by taking on sponsored challenges to raise funds for our favourite charities. Since you’re reading this, yours is obviously Cavendish Cancer Care (!), so sign up, join Team Cav and help us be there for families in your neighbourhood whose lives have been turned upside down by cancer.
The added bonus with The 2.6 Challenge is that, as well as the money you raise, we will also receive a share of funds donated to the challenge in general, rather than to a specific charity, and the more you raise, the more we get!
OK I’m Up For It, What Do I Do Now?
First, you need to think of a challenge linked to the number 2.6. You could:
Run, walk or ride 2.6 miles a day
Do a 26-hour sponsored silence
Hold a plank for 2.6 minutes
Run an virtual pub quiz for 26 friends
Take on a 26-hour sponsored movie marathon
Run up and down your stairs as many times as you can in 26 minutes
Knit a 2.6 m scarf
Do 26 days of Joe Wicks’ PE with Joe
Once you have your idea, click the link below, set up your fundraising page and start sharing it with friends and family.
(Or, if all that feels like too much hard work, you could just click here and donate £26 instead!)