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Caudwell LymeCo Two Point Six Challenge

Caudwell LymeCo Two Point Six Challenge

Why we need your help

Many charities across the UK like us have been hugely impacted by the cancellation of fundraising events due to COVID-19.

The organisers of the biggest mass participation sports events across the country have come together to create a new campaign to raise vital funds to help UK charities.

The 2.6 Challenge, will launch on Sunday 26 April 2020 – what should have been the date of the 40th London Marathon, the world’s biggest one day annual fundraising event, which raised £66.4 million for charities in 2019.

How does it work?

The idea is to dream up an activity based around the numbers 2.6 or 26 and fundraise by donating or setting up a fundraising page for your chosen charity.

The 2.6 Challenge is open to anyone of any age – the only requirement is that the activity must follow the Government guidelines on exercise and social distancing and remember to stay local.

The steps are:

  1. Choose your 2.6 Challenge (ideas below).
  2. Set up your fundraising page for Caudwell LymeCo via this campaign.
  3. Ask your friends and family to sponsor you or make a donation in return for your efforts. (£2.60, or maybe even £26 if they’re feeling generous!).
  4. Complete your challenge – on Sunday 26 April if you can, but any day is good. Make sure you record or take photos.
  5. Upload proof of you completing your challenge to social media with the hashtag #TwoPointSixChallenge. Make sure you tag us too!

You could also get your friends and family involved by nominating them to take on a challenge too!

If you want to support the campaign but don’t fancy taking on a challenge, you can donate to the central funding pot which will be shared between all charities who take part in the campaign.

Challenge Ideas

You can run or walk – in your garden or outside – for 2.6 miles, 2.6km or for 26 minutes. You could juggle for 2.6 minutes, or get 26 people on a video call and do a 26 minute workout. Do a danceathon in your kitchen for 26 minutes. Or it can be something less physical – anything you like.

For lots more ideas, have a look at Virgin Money Giving’s Family activity pack: https://uk.virginmoneygiving.com/…/VMG_2point6_ActivityPack…, or get some inspiration here.

Why take on the challenge for Caudwell LymeCo?

It’s likely that some of the UK funding that was in place for Lyme research will be redirected towards COVID-19. If you would like us to help plug that gap and boost the funds we can donate towards research, we would be very grateful for the support via this challenge.

The link to represent Caudwell LymeCo and set up a fundraising page for the challenge is above. If you’d like to chat through ideas or get help and support, call Rosie Milsom on 07342 882111 or email rosie.milsom@caudwell.com.

1,453.35

raised so far

1453.35

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Supporters

Rosanna Milsom

The Musical Milsom's 2.6 Challenge

602.35

Apr 29, 2020

Anonymous

Great work

10.00
(plus 2.50 giftaid)

Apr 26, 2020

Crazy Grazy

Well done Rosie - you have a lovely voice chuck xxx Lots of love Graham & Gill (Crazy Grazy)

20.00

Total raised so far

1,453.35

Total plus Gift Aid 1,590.54

Direct donations

30.00

Raised offline 857.00

Fundraising pages

566.35

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