Join The 2.6 Challenge to help to support our work with women & girls

The Covid-19 pandemic has had a devastating effect on charities, with the cancellation of thousands of events and the loss of billions in fundraising income.  In response, 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 to save the UK’s charities.

The 2.6 Challenge launched on Sunday 26 April – what should have been the date of the 40th London Marathon, the world’s biggest one-day annual fundraising event.

We’re asking you to take part in an activity of your choice based around the numbers 2.6, 26 or 260 and fundraise or donate to support Rape Crisis Tyneside and Northumberland via:

People of all ages are taking on The 2.6 Challenge with a host of activities – from walking, running or cycling 2.6 miles, juggling for 2.6 minutes, to holding online workouts with 26 friends. The ideas and options are endless!

The only requirement is that you must follow Government guidelines on exercise and social distancing. You can do your activity whenever is most convenient for you.

There are just five simple steps to take:

  1. Dream up your 2.6 challenge – if you need help there are lots of ideas here:
  2. Head to our special 2.6 Challenge page by clicking here to donate £26 – or whatever you can afford ­– to Rape Crisis Tyneside and Northumberland or to set up a fundraising page
  3. Ask all your friends and family to sponsor you and challenge them to do their own 2.6 Challenge
  4. Complete your challenge
  5. Share a photo or video of your challenge on social media with #TwoPointSixChallenge & don’t forget to tag Rape Crisis Tyneside and Northumberland in your posts so we can see what you have been up to!

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We hope you’ll join the nation in The 2.6 Challenge to support Rape Crisis Tyneside and Northumberland and help to save the UK’s charities.