Can you do 26 keepy-uppies? Hop for 2.6 miles? Do 26 laps of your garden while wearing fancy dress?

Could you do it for Prisoners of Conscience? 

You may have seen coverage about the 2.6 Challenge, which takes place from today (Sunday 26 April) to help to save the UK’s charities. Prisoners of Conscience is participating in the challenge and we would like to invite you to get involved too.

The Covid-19 pandemic is having a devastating effect on charities across the UK with the loss of vital fundraising income. In response, the charity and sports sectors have come together to create a new campaign to raise funds.

The 2.6 Challenge will launch on today, Sunday 26 April, on 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 Prisoners of Conscience via the 2.6 Challenge website.

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!

Here at Prisoners of Conscience, our team and supporters like you will be participating in all kinds of activities. One person is to complete a 26km run while another is going to run 2.6km every day for 26 days, while another is going to hula hoop for 26 minutes!

We’d love for you to join us.

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 – if you need help there are lots of ideas here
  2. Click on this link to set up your Fundraising Page for Prisoners of Conscience. Or you could just make a donation if you don’t want to fundraise.
  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 #PrisonersofConscience and #TwoPointSixChallenge

For further information on The 2.6 Challenge and for more ideas about what your activity could be, visit twopointsixchallenge.co.uk. And keep following this blog for updates throughout the Challenge and to see how our 2.6 Challengers are getting on!

We hope you’ll join the nation in The 2.6 Challenge to support Prisoners of Conscience.

Thank you!