Be a home hero: take on the 2.6 Challenge and support Suffolk Mind
The impact of the corona-virus and the lock down will affect many local charities who will find it harder to reach the usual amounts fund raised in this period.
You can help us, have some fun and challenge yourself at the same time!
The 2.6 Challenge launches on Sunday 26 April. This should have been the date of the London Marathon, but like many other fundraising events it has been postponed to later in the year due to corona-virus. In response, a nationwide campaign has launched to encourage people to take part in the 2.6 Challenge on that date instead and support UK charities.
All you need to do is think of a sponsored activity based around the numbers 26 or 2.6 that you can either complete on Sunday 26th April, or the days that follow. Anyone of any age and ability can take on the 2.6 Challenge, with a host of activities – from walking, running, or cycling 2.6 miles, to juggling for 2.6 minutes, or holding online workouts with 26 friends. The ideas and options are endless!
It is a simple, fun way for anyone to help support Suffolk Mind and the invaluable work and services we provide to your local community and we would absolutely love to hear about what you challenge yourselves to do!
Lock down means you will need to do this at home – or during your hour’s daily exercise, providing you can do so safely and within government guidelines. We have compiled 26 ideas, (below), for you to adopt or get you thinking, or you can check out the 2.6 challenge website for more inspiration and to see what others are doing.
Taking part is EASY, and ANYONE can do it…
- 1. All you need to do is think of a sponsored ACTIVITY based around the numbers 26 or 2.6 that you can either complete on Sunday 26th April, or the days that follow, (or both!)
- 2. Invite your friends and family to SPONSOR your activity and donate to Suffolk Mind through your Giving page on our website (create your own page here, on the left side to Set up a Giving Page), or through Just Giving here or Virgin Money Giving here
- 3. SHARE your giving page and information about what you are doing on your social media
- 4. COMPLETE your challenge and tell everyone about it by posting a video or photo of you and tag #SuffolkMind #TwoPointSixChallenge
How your challenge will help:
The money you raise will go towards supporting and developing our existing and new services that we provide across Suffolk at a time when mental health has never been more important and the demand to help more people is increasing. Help us by taking part in the 2.6 challenge and fundraising for Suffolk Mind.
If you have any questions about the 2.6 challenge for Suffolk Mind or would like any other information about how you can help to support us, please contact the Suffolk Mind fundraising team: [email protected]