The UK Charity sector estimates it will lose £4 billion in income as a result of the COVID-29 pandemic. Thousands of fundraising events have been cancelled due to Covid-19.

Sunday 26 April should be the date of the London Marathon, the worlds biggest one day annual event, which raised £66.4 million for charities in 2019.

Now the UK’s mass participation event industry has come together to create The 2.6 challenge, a nationwide fundraising campaign to Save the UK’s charities.

This is a challenge for all ages and abilities.

All you need to do is think of an activity based around the numbers 26 or 2.6 that suits your skills and complete it on or from Sunday 26 April

Why fundraise for Age NI

Over the last few weeks we have seen a 30% increase in the number of calls to our Advice Line, and the older people we have been speaking to have told us they’re feeling increasingly lonely, anxious and low.

Fundraising for our COVID-19 Appeal could help us to provide crucial support, advice and reassurance during this extraordinary time.


Fundraising ideas

Your fundraiser could be something as simple as pledging to run 2.6 miles as your daily exercise to doing 26 minutes of yoga, or juggling for 26 minutes (or maybe just 2.6 minutes) non-stop.

And don’t worry if you’re not able to get out your house or flat for now – you can do your 2.6 challenge anywhere inside too! You could organise a virtual coffee morning with 26 of your friends and family.

There are no rules, apart from the Government guidelines on how to exercise safely during this time.Whatever you can do, you can be a part of it – the main thing is to get active, have fun and pledge whatever you can to help         

How to get involved

  1. Create your JustGiving page
  2. Share your challenge on social media, tag us and use the official hashtag #TwoPointSixChallenge
  3. Nominate friends to do their 2.6 challenge.