Society calling on all Home Heroes to take part in 2.6 Challenge

Posted: 23 April 2020 Posted In: Fundraising

With many fundraising events unfortunately postponed or cancelled due to the COVID-19 pandemic, many charities across the UK need public support now more than ever.

The #TwoPointSixChallenge is launching on Sunday 26 April – the day the London Marathon was scheduled to take place – and encourages individuals of all ages to take on a personal challenge to raise money for a charity of their choice.

There is no need to be a marathon runner to take part – this is a challenge for all ages and abilities. Just get thinking of an activity based around the numbers 26 or 2.6 and complete it on or from Sunday April 26.

It could be something as simple as running 2.6 miles, 26 minutes of yoga, or juggling for 26 minutes – or on second thoughts, maybe just 2.6 minutes!

And don’t worry if you’re not able to get out your house or flat for now. We’re not looking for superheroes – we’re looking for Home Heroes.

There are no rules (apart from the Government guidelines on how to exercise safely during this time). Whatever you can do, you can be part of it – the main thing is getting active, having fun and donating whatever you can to help save the UK’s charities.

For challenge idea inspiration, to donate or to set up a fundraising page of your own go to: and search for Shipwrecked Fishermen and. Mariners’ Royal Benevolent Society.

We appreciate any support we receive at this time – do let us know on social media if you’re taking part by visiting @ShipwreckedSoc on Twitter or Shipwrecked Mariners’ Society on Facebook.

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