24 April 2020

Like many charities, our fundraising has been hit hard by the COVID-19 pandemic.

With many fundraising events postponed or cancelled, we are joining the 2.6 Challenge to ensure our vital services for young people can continue. Created by the UK’s mass participation sports event industry, the 2.6 Challenge is a nationwide fundraising campaign to Save the UK’s Charities.

Fancy having fun over the weekend?

The 2.6 Challenge is your chance to be a Home Hero and raise funds from your very own living room, bedroom, balcony or garden! There are no rules – apart from the Government guidelines on how to exercise safely during this time. The main thing is to get active, have fun and pledge whatever you can to help.

Launching on Sunday 26 April (the same day as the London Marathon – the world’s biggest one-day annual fundraising event – would have taken place), this is a challenge for all ages and abilities. Just get thinking of an activity based around the numbers 26 or 2.6 and complete it on or from Sunday April 26. You can get involved by clicking here.

Looking for some inspiration?

Shout out to Poppy the superhero! The amazing four-year-old is riding her bike 26 miles over the next week. For inspiration or to support Poppy click here.

Cheers to the Linn family! The whole family is doing 26 challenges (26 press-ups anyone?!) to raise money for YMCA DLG. Check out what they’re doing here.

  • Race your family to see who can do the most star jumps in 26 seconds
  • Run 2.6 miles around your garden or house
  • Bake 26 cupcakes or muffins and treat your family, housemates or neighbours

Don’t forget to share pictures or video of your challenge on social media so we can applaud you! Use the hashtag #TwoPointSixChallenge and tag in @YMCADLG