The COVID-19 pandemic means we’ve had to cancel all of our fundraising events. But we still need to help people who have a mental health problem or dementia – at a time when isolation and the closure of many services is making life for them harder than ever.
That’s why we’re asking you to join the rest of the UK in the 2.6 Challenge, and help us ensure our service users across Bromley, Greenwich and Lewisham continue to get the support they need.
The 2.6 Challenge kicked off on Sunday 26 April. It’s a nationwide event that you can do in or near your own home.
The challenge can be anything you like – as long as it’s got the number 26 in it!
- Walk 2.6 miles in your pyjamas
- Do 26 keepy-uppies
- Learn to count to 26 in a different language
- Build a tower using 26 items
- Hold the plank position for 2.6 minutes (ouch!)
- Host a virtual dinner party with 26 friends
It’s up to you!
The only requirement is that you must follow Government guidelines on exercise and social distancing. Lots of people planned to take part on Sunday 26 April, but you can do your activity whenever works best for you.
Once you’ve decided what you’re going to do, visit our fundraising page to donate whatever you can afford or set up your own fundraising page.
Don’t forget to share a photo or video of your activity on social media. Remember to tag @blgmind and use the hashtag #TwoPointSixChallenge.
Thank you for your support.
The Covid-19 pandemic has had a catastrophic effect on charities with the cancellation of thousands of fundraising events, including the London Marathon. In response, the organisers of the London Marathon, in partnership with the Institute of Fundraising, JustGiving, Virgin Giving and many more, have launched the 2.6 Challenge to raise much-needed funds. It’s called the 2.6 Challenge not just because a marathon is 26 miles, but also because the 40th London Marathon was due to be run on 26 April.
Find out more about the 2.6 Challenge.