The coronavirus has had a dramatic effect on our ability to fundraise. All events have been cancelled or postponed and, consequently, we’re expecting a £3 million funding shortfall in the next 3 months. The London Marathon alone was likely to raise up to £65,000 for our services.

However, the organisers of Virgin Money London Marathon have taken matters into their own hands. Determined to be undefeated by the coronavirus, they have created the 2.6 challenge.

2.6 challenge is the perfect way for you to take part and fundraise at home. All you need to do is think of an activity based around the numbers 2.6 or 26 that suits your skills and complete it on Sunday April 26 – when the 40th London Marathon would have taken place.

This activity can be anything you can imagine from a 2.6 mile bike ride or run, 26 minutes of non-stop dancing on your balcony, to 26 minutes of cleaning.


There are no rules – apart from the Government guidelines on how to exercise safely. The main thing is to get active, have fun, pledge whatever you can to help or fundraise to save the UK’s charities.

Here is your chance to be a #TwoPointSixChallenge Hero! We would have raised £65,000 from the London Marathon, and taking part in the 2.6 challenge is a fun and easy way that you can help us make up these vital funds.

So what are you waiting for! Take on the 2.6 challenge and start fundraising for Trinity today.