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The 26 Challenge

The 26 Challenge

Why we need your help

As you may have been reading in the news, Charities stand to lose £4 billion in 12 weeks from coronavirus. In response to this, a national campaign (The 2.6 Challenge) has launched to support the UK’s Charities and BeyondAutism are getting a team together to take part!

The 2.6 challenge an amazing initiative designed for all charities to take advantage of in order to receive urgent income. It’s already all over BBC1 News and is likely to go national with huge support from media, businesses, celebrities and 1,000s of charities getting stuck in.

All funds donated for BeyondAutism's 2.6 Challenge will help us to keep empowering children and young adults with autism and help us make a significant difference to hundreds of families.

What is the 2.6 challenge?

Take part in any activity on your own or with your household that relates to the numbers 2.6 or 26. It could be anything from doing a 2.6 mile run around your living room, baking 26 cakes, hula hooping 26 times, or having a ‘cheer’ pong competition with 26 cups. Please make sure to take care of yourself and maintain social distancing guidelines during challenges!

Who do we know is taking on the challenge so far?

  • Our wonderful BeyondAutism students Liam, Emily, Johnny and Harry will be walking, scooting and skating their way to 2.6 miles with their families. Connor is even taking on 26 different challenges over 26 days! Students have also been completing 26 goals scored, and 26 keepy ups on the parachute as well as 26 Yoga poses!
  • Our parent governor, Sarah, has run 12.6km
  • Our charity team will be partaking in everything from planking for 2.6 minutes, 26 origami creatures to 26 mile bike rides.
  • Our Early Years families and staff are taking part in 26 minute Take That singathons, singing 26 nursery rhymes, head shaves, and completing 26 illustrations
  • Our teaching team are taking part in challenges from 26 minutes of hoola hooping, to 26 headstands and 2.6 minutes of dancing
  • Our friends and colleagues at one of our coroporate partners, Octopus Giving & Octopus Labs, are taking part in a huge array of challenges from 2.6 hour walks and 2.6 mile rows, and 126km cycles!
  • MH&A Yoga studio are getting involved with 26 yoga poses & martial arts moves...

(more to come...)

Anyone can join the BeyondAutism team! For more fun ideas of a challenge you could do at home take a look at this handy activity pack. Your support is more important than ever as we try and raise voluntary income to support our projects.

When you’ve finished your challenge don’t forget to take a photo and tag us on social media @BeyondAutism with the hashtags #TwoPointSixChallenge #HomeHeroes #BeyondAutism. We’d love to hear about the different activities you’ve been trying!

We sincerely appreciate your enthusiasm and help with this important challenge. 

The BeyondAutism Family


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Susan Archdall

Scootering 2.6km

Esha Bhandari

26 flights of stairs for the 2.6 Challenge

Carl Busby

Getting involved in the 2.6 challenge.

Sepehr Dashtipour

Kick-Ups With a Tennis Ball

Angela Forrest

The 2.6 Challenge

Carolyn Hoffman

The 2.6 Challenge

Cherie Langley

The 2.6 Challenge

Marta Martín

The 2.6 challenge

Bernadett Rankasz

The 2.6 Challenge

Camilla Tondelli

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May 20, 2020

Ben and Claire

Well done Harry and everyone else who took part!

(plus £12.50 giftaid)

May 09, 2020

Rozanna Issa & Adam Tuominen

Well done everyone. We are so lucky to be part f this Amazing school . Rozanna & Adam Tuominen

(plus £12.50 giftaid)

May 06, 2020


Good luck and Well Done


May 06, 2020

Aunty Nina and Uncle Keith

Well done Liam! xxx

(plus £6.25 giftaid)

May 05, 2020


For the lovely Suzy Checkley and her son, from Lorraine and Andrew Rosner


May 05, 2020


Well done , an additon to keep you folks going ,from Jukka and Roz ,Adam Ts parents


May 05, 2020


Good job Liam and Sarah!


May 04, 2020

John and Penny Larner

Well done - Sarah Larner! Your 26 second video of 26 exercises in 26 minutes made me feel so weak I had to go for a lie down!

(plus £6.50 giftaid)

May 02, 2020

Dave and Chris

Well done Pat and James for persevering with acro yoga

(plus £6.50 giftaid)

May 02, 2020

Karen and David

Well done LU

(plus £25.00 giftaid)


Total raised so far


Total plus Gift Aid £7,864.11

Direct donations


Raised offline £173.00

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