Alabaré Calls On Supporters To Join The 2.6 Challenge

Alabaré calls on supporters to join The 2.6 Challenge

Calling all home heroes! Join the rest of the nation in the 2.6 Challenge - do your bit and help save the UK’s charities.

Like so many charities across the UK, Alabaré has been hugely impacted by the cancellation of fundraising events due to Covid-19. In response we have joined in with a nationwide campaign, set-up by the organisers of the biggest mass participation sports events across the country in order to raise vital funds.

The campaign, The 2.6 Challenge, will launch on Sunday 26 April – what should have been the date of the 40th edition of the London Marathon, the world’s biggest one day annual fundraising event, which raised £66.4 million for charities in 2019.

From Sunday 26 April, Alabaré are asking its supporters to come up with an activity based around the numbers 2.6 or 26 and fundraise to help support their emergency Coronavirus Appeal.

The 2.6 Challenge is open to anyone of any age – the only requirement is that the activity must follow the Government guidelines on exercise and social distancing.

Rebecca Mullen, Alabaré’s Fundraising and Development Manager said;

“We have been severely financially impacted by the outbreak. At a time when we are spending money to save lives, we have had to postpone all our fundraising events for the next six months. We urgently need to raise additional funds and we hope the 2.6 Challenge will encourage our supporters to be creative and get behind our work.”

Nick Rusling, Co-Chair of the Mass Participation Sports Organisers group (MSO) and CEO of Human Race added;

The 2.6 Challenge can be anything that works for you. You can run or walk 2.6 miles, 2.6km or for 26 minutes. You could do the same in your home or garden, go up and down the stairs 26 times, juggle for 2.6 minutes, do a 26 minute exercise class or get 26 people on a video call and do a 26 minute workout – anything you like. We want people to get active, have fun and raise money to help Save the UK’s Charities by giving money or raising funds for the charity close to your heart.”

For more information on how you can support Alabaré in the 2.6 challenge, please visit - https://www.alabare.co.uk/get-involved/the-26-challenge

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