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The 2.6 Challenge – Save the UK’s Charities

The government has offered a welcome start to provide some assistance to a limited number of charities who have had to reduce frontline services because of the Coronavirus pandemic, but this help is estimated to be £3.5bn short. This Directory of Social Change article explains how this pledge will unfortunately not be enough to turn the tide of charity closures that will take place.

But we know that people with a brain tumour need our support more than ever. From having scans and surgery postponed, to not being able to visit loved ones, the Coronavirus pandemic is creating even more uncertainty and isolation for our community. Read the letter from our CEO here.

“I thought I had everything sorted and now feel like I am back to square one. My wife’s scan has been put back by six months and in the meantime she is really quite poorly. The thought of having to wait another six months is beyond words.”

By taking part in the #TwoPointSixChallenge you can Save the UK’s Charities and Keep Our Support Going, all from home.

How to get involved

No need to be a marathon runner to take part – 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 26th.

It could be something as simple as running 2.6 miles, 26 minutes of yoga, or juggling for 26 minutes – or on second thoughts, maybe just 2.6 minutes!

There are no rules (apart from the government guidelines on how to exercise safely during this time). Whatever you can do, you can be part of it – the main thing is getting active, having fun and donating whatever you can to help save the UK’s charities.

Click here to set up your page, and keep our support going.