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The UK’s charities need your help

The Covid-19 virus is having a catastrophic effect on UK charities leading to an estimated loss of £4 billion for the sector.

The UK’s charities need your help

Charities depend on income from fundraising events but thousands have had to be cancelled or postponed. For many charities, 26 April would have been the biggest fundraising day of the year thanks to the London Marathon (which should have been celebrating its 40th Anniversary this year): it raised £66.4 million for charities in 2019. 

The Youth Sport Trust is one of those beneficiaries and The Marathon is a significant element of their annual fundraising calendar.

In an attempt to fill this void and do something which will lift the spirits of the nation, the UK’s mass participation sports event industry has come together to create The 2.6 Challenge, a nationwide fundraising campaign to Save the UK’s Charities.

You can help!

 The 2.6 Challenge invites the public to dream up, and complete an activity based around the numbers 2.6 or 26 and then fundraise or donate to their chosen charity to help Save the UK’s Charities.  

The 2.6 Challenge can be any activity you like – from running 2.6 miles to holding an online workout with 26 of your friends. Check out ‘how to get involved’ for more ideas.

Whatever your age or ability, you can take part. They’re not looking for superheroes. They’re looking for Home Heroes.

For more information on how you can get involved visit -

The Youth Sport Trust has registered with the fundraising platforms associated with this event and will be one of the charities to benefit. 


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