Take up the 2.6 Challenge

We’re joining charities across the UK in asking people to take up the 2.6 Challenge.

As the London Marathon cannot take place this weekend, organisers have created a “lockdown-friendly event” which is easy and safe to take part in.

The challenge is to dream up an activity based around the numbers 2.6 or 26 and fundraise by donating or setting up your own online sponsorship page for Mind in Bradford at www.justgiving.com.

Fundraising manager Aanika Dhillon said: “Taking up the 2.6 Challenge can be something as simple as walking or running 2.6 miles, doing 26 press-ups, or inviting friends to take part in 26 question quiz. It can be a sponsored activity, or a donation of £260 or £26 – whatever is affordable – it all adds up and will make a difference to the mental wellbeing and resilience of people in Bradford and Craven.”

Many of our fundraising events have been cancelled and we welcome any support, however small, at this difficult time.

Since the coronavirus outbreak began, we have increased our support by phone and are responding remotely to those in acute emotional crisis, helping them to stay out of hospital.

The 2.6 Challenge will launch on Sunday 26 April 2020 – what should have been the date of the 40th London Marathon – and will last for a week. It 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.

For more information on the 2.6 Challenge, visit www.twopointsixchallenge.co.uk

For more information about taking part for Mind in Bradford contact [email protected].

Posted on: 22nd April 2020

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