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Stepping Stones DS Virtual Marathon

The 2.6 Challenge

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Total raised so far £0.00

Target £0.00

Total plus Gift Aid: £0.00

Raised offline: £0.00

My story

[p]Stepping Stones DS’ ability to fundraise has been hugely impacted by the current Covid-19 crisis. We estimate that the crisis has resulted in the loss of at least £25,000 of funding.[/p][p]Sadly many of our planned fundraising events have been cancelled or postponed including Signing Hands and numerous World Down Syndrome Day Events. Supermarkets have suspended their Community Fund Token schemes, our Terracycle recycling ability has been halted plus corporate sponsorships and public donations have dropped significantly. [/p][p]Stepping Stones DS supports children and young people with Down Syndrome in North Hampshire, Berkshire & Surrey. It costs around £12,000 per month to provide our wide range of services & support. There is no joining fee & no ongoing membership fee. We rely entirely on grants & donations, we are not government funded.[/p][p]We are still running many of our wonderful activities and services in adapted ways while we stay at home including online Dance & Movers Sessions, School Outreach Support for parents to aid home schooling, Pre-School Therapy Group videos, activities and online feedback sessions, Social Communication Groups for our young adults via Zoom and our trainers are creating online webinars. To keep providing all of this we desperately need to generate funds.[/p][p]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 our fundraising and save the UK’s charities. [/p][p]The campaign, The 2.6 Challenge, will launch on Sunday 26 April – what should have been the date of the 40th edition of the London Marathon, the world’s biggest one day annual fundraising event, which raised £66.4 million for charities in 2019.[/p][p]We are organising our own 2.6 Challenge; The Stepping Stones DS Virtual Marathon. We have 10 families taking part. Each family or participant has chosen a fun way of doing 2.6 miles of any activity, these include:[/p][p][br][/p][p][i]Sarah & Scott are running round their garden carrying their daughters Sophie & Sienna[/i][/p][p][i]Sarah, Gareth, Zoe & Charlotte are taking part in a family bike ride[/i][/p][p][i]Lottie, Oscar & family are also riding their bikes[/i][/p][p][i]Josh McCormack, our Chair, is walking laps of Elvetham Heath in odd socks[/i][/p][p][i]Grace is riding her horse, Donald[/i][/p][p][i]Adam and mum Sarah are doing a fancy dress run in their garden[/i][/p][p][i]Caspar, Mum Polly and Caspar’s sisters are joining us (activity TBC)[/i][/p][p][i]Nick Bourne, SSDS trustee, is walking; his brother Alex will be joining him “virtually”[/i][/p][p][i]Alex Brewer, our CEO, is walking with her husband and children in silence[/i][/p][p][i]Amy & her family are going to chalk as they walk on Sunday, leaving a rainbow trail behind them.[/i][/p][p][i]James & his family are walking 2.6 miles[/i][/p][p][br][/p][p]Together we will complete an entire Virtual Marathon whilst staying socially distantced and staying safe.[/p][p]Please support our wonderful team by making a donation.[/p]
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The 2.6 Challenge

The 2.6 Challenge

31 May 2020


May 31, 2020

Cousin Simon

£100.00 plus £25.00 Gift Aid

May 22, 2020


£10.00 plus £2.50 Gift Aid

May 11, 2020

THE AVENUES - Heath End Farnham

This money was raised by the entrants & supporters of "The Avenues 2.6 Marathon" during our fund raising event on 26th April 2020- London Marathon Day


May 9, 2020


Fabulous job Zoe!! Love The Stamps xxx

£15.00 plus £3.75 Gift Aid

May 1, 2020


Well done team Zoe.

£10.00 plus £2.50 Gift Aid

Apr 30, 2020


£100.00 plus £25.00 Gift Aid

Apr 29, 2020

Paige L

Well done!! Keep up the inspirations xx

£15.00 plus £3.75 Gift Aid

Apr 29, 2020


Well done Rach! Brightened up Fleet xx

£5.00 plus £1.25 Gift Aid

Apr 29, 2020


Well done guys , amazing work!

£20.00 plus £5.00 Gift Aid

Apr 29, 2020


Well done Amy!

£15.00 plus £3.75 Gift Aid