News and events News Two Point Six Challenge appeal There is no better time than now to help raise funds for Gift of Life and support UK’s charities. Join us for the #TwoPointSixChallenge this Sunday, 26 April. Embrace the challenge, donate, fundraise, nominate. Set yourself any challenge (even better if it has numbers 26 or 2.6 in it) and help children beat cancer with Gift of Life. Challenge ideas we like Run 2.6 miles Bake 26 cupcakes Get 26 friends together for a virtual workout Build the biggest lego tower in 2.6 minutes with your kids DONATE / FUNDRAISE BUTTON There are no limits on challenges but, please remember to follow health & safety rules and the Government guidance on exercise and social distancing during the Covid-19 outbreak. Email [email protected] if you have questions on how to take part, donate, fundraise. About the challenge The Covid-19 pandemic is having a catastrophic effect on UK charities leading to an estimated loss of £4 billion for the sector. Charities depend on income from fundraising events and thousands have been cancelled or postponed including Legal Run and other events arranged by Gift of Life. For many charities, 26 April would have been the biggest fundraising day of the year thanks to the London Marathon, the world’s biggest one-day fundraising event which raised £66.4 million for charities in 2019. In response, 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. We are inviting the public to dream up an activity based around the numbers 2.6 or 26 and fundraise or donate to their chosen charity to help Save the UK’s Charities. Please join us as we aim to raise funds for Gift of Life and be part of the national challenge of raising £67 million for the UK’s charities by the end of April – if 2.6 million people fundraise or donate £26, we’ll get there!