We hope that you and your family are well in these very difficult uncertain times
The Covid-19 pandemic is having a catastrophic effect on the 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 our annual golfing tournament. For many charities, 26th 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 our supporters to dream up an activity based around the numbers 2.6 or 26 and fundraise or donate to Mitchell’s Miracles Neuroblastoma charity. It would be wonderful to have your support.
How can you help?
Dream up an activity based around the number 2.6 or 26 that suits your skills (and follows government guidelines on exercise and social distancing); it can be as crazy as you like!
Film a video of you in portrait format talking about/demonstrating your chosen challenge and send it to us at this email address – click here for an example from Olympic silver medallist Roger Black.
- Let us know by responding to this email if you would be willing to do media interviews relating to taking part in The 2.6 Challenge.
- We will be back in touch next week with more information about sharing your challenge on your social media channels.
Please find more information about The 2.6 Challenge in the attached document and we have included a suggested video script and activity ideas below. There is incredible support building for this campaign including from UK government, Sport England, BBC, Institute of Fundraising, Virgin Money Giving and JustGiving.
Please join us as we aim to raise £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!
Register here>>>> www.twopointsixchallenge.co.uk and then there are two boxes that say Justgiving or VirginMoneyGiving, please select VirginMoneyGiving then type Mitchell’s Miracles as your chosen charity.
Thank you for helping to Save the UK’s Charities.
Mitchell’s Miracles Team