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Join thousands of charities across the UK in a mass participation fundraising event designed to help charities survive the COVID-19 pandemic.

ARC have already lost thousands as a result of COVID-19 and this number will continue to rise. We rely heavily on funds from events such as the London Marathon to keep our services going.

Pregnancy can be anxiety-laden even at the best of times, and a global pandemic will only increase stress and anxiety. We are continuing to provide information and emotional support around antenatal testing and its consequences via email and telephone. We want to ensure we can continue our services over the coming months and need your help to do so.

Set up by the UK's biggest mass participation fundraising event organisers, the challenge aims to raise millions for charities in their time of need. The idea is simple, and anyone can get involved. All you need to do is think of an activity based around the numbers 2.6 or 26 and complete it from Sunday 26 April. We have put together a list of possible ideas below, but essentially as long as you follow government guidelines on social distancing, you can be as creative as you want!

Once you have decided how you want to take on the 2.6 Challenge, you can either make a donation of £26 or set up a fundraising page so your friends and family can sponsor you. Fundraising pages can be set up through either Just Giving or Virgin Money Giving. There will also be a central pot that will get shared out between participating charities on a weekly basis. 

Do get in touch with the ARC office if you have any questions (info@arc-uk.org). For more information from the organisers, you can visit the 2.6 Challenge website here.

26 ideas for the 2.6 Challenge

  1. Run, walk or skip 2.6 miles or km
  2. Do 26 press ups
  3. Walk up and down the stairs 26 times
  4. Dance for 26 minutes to your favourite songs
  5. Walk or run 26 laps of the garden 
  6. Do 26 ollies on a skateboard
  7. Meditate for 26 minutes
  8. Juggle for 2.6 minutes (or 26!)
  9. Do 26 minutes of yoga
  10. Complete a 26 minute at home workout
  11. Do a wall sit for 2.6 minutes
  12. Walk your dog for 2.6 miles or 26 minutes
  13. Hold the plank for 2.6 minutes
  14. Do 26 lunges
  15. Hula Hoop for 2.6 minutes (or 26!)
  16. Do 26 star jumps
  17. Do 26 roly polys
  18. Skip for 2.6 minutes without stopping
  19. Hop on each leg 26 times
  20. Do 26 jump squats
  21. Complete a 26.2 mile bike ride over 7 days
  22. Do 26 burpees
  23. Hit the bullseye on a dartboard 26 times
  24. Complete 26 keepie-uppies 
  25. Run for 26 minutes on a treadmill (if you have one)
  26. Do 26 cartwheels