Ann takes up the 2.6 challenge

The London Marathon normally raised more than £66.4 million in 2019.

Ann takes up the challengeThe COVID-19 cancellation for 2020 will leave charities having to reduce services.

The Virgin Money London Marathon was due to take place on Sunday 26 April. In one day, this event was expected to raise millions of pound for the various charities it’s participants support. It is the world’s biggest single-day fundraising event.

So many of the charities that would have benefitted from this sponsorship money will have to reduce or stop services. This comes at a time when vulnerable members of society need that extra support the most. Thousands of staff have been placed on furlough and (according to the 2.6 challenge organisers)  many charities will not survive the next few months.

What can you do?

Ann Hawker from JCT Coventry has decided to take up the challenge to climb her stairs. Here is Ann’s message to us all:

Hi all. I don’t know whether you have heard of the 2.6 Challenge? The London Marathon was due to run on Sunday 26th which would have raised millions of pounds for charities. So someone has suggested people take up a challenge which incorporates either 26 or 2.6 and gets sponsors for their charity. I have decided to climb the 15  stairs to my flat 26 times to raise money for the Jesus Centre.

Ann raised £450

By taking up this simple 2.6 challenge Ann raised £450. Let the challenge continue. If you would like to donate to the work of the Jesus Centres Trust, please click here to donate.


Published 22nd April 2020 with tags: charity Event fundraising generosity make a difference sponsor

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