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The 2.6 Challenge – Save the UK’s charities

Posted on 21 Apr 2020

The Covid-19 pandemic has had a catastrophic effect with the cancellation of thousands of events and the loss of billions in income through fundraising events.

The Virgin Money London Marathon alone, which should have taken place on Sunday 26 April, is the world’s biggest one-day fundraising event, which raised more than £66.4 million for thousands of charities in 2019.

Many charities have had to reduce or stop services at a time when vulnerable members of society need them most; thousands of staff have been placed on furlough and many charities will not survive the next few months.

Join the country and do the 2.6 Challenge to help save the UK’s charities.  The aim is to have fun and you can help raise funds to support the work we do in Devon & Torbay.

How can I get involved?

It’s easy to join. We’re asking you to think of any activity you like around the number 2.6 or 26 and complete it on or around Sunday 26th April.  From running 2.6 miles to holding an online workout with 26 of your friends.

We’ve come up with some library inspired challenges!

  • Listen to 26 minutes of an eAudiobook
  • Read 26 picture books
  • List 26 things you’re grateful for
  • Read 26 books in 26 days
  • Make a list of 26 books you’d like to read
  • Sing 26 nursery rhymes
  • 26 Knit & Natter creations

We know you will get creative and come up with many more ideas.

Choose your #TwoPointSixChallenge, head to the Two Point Six Challenge Justgiving page to raise or donate what you can.  You can support ‘Libraries Unlimited South West’ via this link or contribute to the central pot which will support all charities involved in this campaign!

The #TwoPointSixChallenge is your chance to be a Home Hero and raise funds from your very own living room, bedroom, balcony or garden!  Whatever your age or ability, you can take part.  The only rule is to make sure that activity follows Government guidelines on social distancing and how to exercise safely at this time.

Help to inspire by sharing pictures or videos of your challenge on social media using the official hashtag #TwoPointSixChallenge to be part of the campaign.  Tag Libraries Unlimited when you share your pictures and look out for posts on our Facebook and Twitter profiles!

Thank you for your support.

Find out more about the Two Point Six Challenge visit the official website here

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…in the unlimited potential of library services to make a positive difference to people’s lives and communities through a shared love of reading and access to high quality information and facilities.