The Covid-19 pandemic has had a catastrophic effect on charities with the cancellation of thousands of events and the loss of billions in income through fundraising events. Here at Kent Association for the Blind (KAB) we have had to cancel many of our centenary events that would have raised funds for us to support those with sight loss across Kent.
Kent Association for the Blind is excited to be part of the #TwoPointSixChallenge launching 26 April. This is a chance for you to support a fellow Chamber member and challenge yourself, family, friends, and colleagues to raise money for KAB during this difficult time.
This new campaign is the result of the organisers of the biggest mass-participation sports events across the country coming together to raise vital funds to help support UK’s charities. The campaign, The 2.6 Challenge, will launch on Sunday 26 April – what should have been the date of the 40th edition of the London Marathon, the world’s biggest one day annual fundraising event, which raised £66.4 million for charities in 2019.
From Sunday 26 April, the public is asked to dream up an activity based around the numbers 2.6 or 26 and fundraise or donate to Save the UK’s Charities via twopointsixchallenge.co.uk The 2.6 Challenge is open to anyone of any age – the only requirement is that the activity must follow the Government guidelines on exercise and social distancing.
Whether you’re running around the balcony for 2.6 miles, doing 26 press-ups with the dog on your back or bench-pressing 26 kilos with your grandchildren, we would be so grateful if you can help to raise money for Kent Association for the Blind. You could be blindfolded to challenge you even more. What will your 2.6 Challenge be?
For more information on The 2.6 Challenge, visit twopointsixchallenge.co.uk