The 2.6 Challenge

Join us for The 2.6 Challenge here.

We’re inviting you, your family, friends and colleagues to take part in The 2.6 Challenge from Sunday 26 April, to help to save the UK’s charities.

Coronavirus has had a devastating effect on charities, with the cancellation of thousands of events and the loss of billions in fundraising income. In response, the organisers of the biggest mass-participation sports events across the country have come together to create a new campaign to raise vital funds to help to save the UK’s charities.

The 2.6 Challenge will launch on Sunday 26 April – 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 us.

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, baking 26 cupcakes, motivating children to read 26 pages. The options are endless and we’re sure you can think of many more great ideas!

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.

Also, if you’re doing exercise challenges, please ensure you don’t overdo it, or if you have any of the symptoms of Coronavirus, don’t exercise. 

There are just five simple steps to take:

  1. Dream up your 2.6 challenge – if you need help there are ideas above, or you could contact us and we can help you think of something that works for you.
  2. Head to our page to set up a fundraising page, or donate £26 (or whatever you can afford).
  3. Ask any friends, family or colleagues to sponsor you and challenge them to do their own 2.6 Challenge too.
  4. Complete your challenge!
  5. Share a photo or video of your challenge on social media with #TwoPointSixChallenge and tag us @stockportmind

For further information on The 2.6 Challenge, including a list of partners and supporters, and for more ideas about what your activity could be, visit

We hope you’ll join the nation in The 2.6 Challenge to support us and help to save the UK’s charities.


If the 2.6 Challenge isn’t for you, but you’d still like to help, we’ve also got our Emergency Coronavirus Appeal running at the moment – this way you could do a fundraiser not involving 2.6 or 26. Any support is extremely welcome at the moment so thank you in advance for any support you can offer.