April 16, 2020 | Appeals

Join The 2.6 Challenge

Join The 2.6 Challenge

We’re inviting you, your family and friends to take part in The 2.6 Challenge from Sunday 26 April to help to save animals in need.

The Covid-19 pandemic has had a devastating effect on charities, with the cancellation of thousands of events and the loss of billions in fundraising income. In response, the organisers of the biggest mass-participation sports events across the country have come together to create a new campaign to raise vital funds to help to save the UK’s charities.

The 2.6 Challenge will launch on Sunday 26 April – what should have been the date of the 40th London Marathon, the world’s biggest one-day annual fundraising event.

We’re asking you to take part in an activity of your choice based around the numbers 2.6 or 26 and fundraise or donate to support Together for Animals via twopointsixchallenge.co.uk

People of all ages are taking on The 2.6 Challenge with a host of activities – from walking, running or cycling 2.6 miles, juggling for 2.6 minutes, to holding online workouts with 26 friends. The ideas and options are endless!

The only requirement is that you must follow Government guidelines on exercise and social distancing. Most people are taking part from Sunday 26 April but you can do your activity whenever is most convenient for you.

There are just five simple steps to take:

  1. Dream up your 2.6 challenge – what you do is entirely up to you, fitness related, baking related, have fun with it!
  2. Head to twopointsixchallenge.co.uk to donate £26 – or whatever you can afford ­– to Together for Animals or to set up a fundraising page
  3. Ask all your friends and family to sponsor you and challenge them to do their own 2.6 Challenge
  4. Complete your challenge
  5. Share a photo or video of your challenge on social media with #TwoPointSixChallenge (and tag us!)

For further information on The 2.6 Challenge, including a list of partners and supporters, and for more ideas about what your activity could be, visit twopointsixchallenge.co.uk

We hope you’ll join the nation in The 2.6 Challenge and support Together for Animals and help to save animals in need.

Why we need your help: 

Now more than ever, the animals they care for need your help.

This is a challenging time – our members’ rehoming activity has had to temporarily stop. Cats, dogs and horses are being cared for by a vital team of staff and fosterers who are providing all the love and attention the animals need. They are safe and cared for. We raise funds to help provide these staff, cover the running costs, the food, and enrichment and play items these animals need whilst they wait for an uncertain time for a new home.

Our members are still providing urgent, lifesaving veterinary care to pets here in the UK and working animals in some of the world’s poorest communities. The funds we raise help provide the vet teams, medicine, clinical support, and items of humane equipment for animals desperately in need.

Our members deal with cases of neglect, abuse and abandonment in animals every day and they are working tirelessly to ensure that animals live happier, healthier lives.