The 2.6 Challenge

It's not too late to change lives in lockdown. You can still join the 2.6 Challenge and become a stay at home hero for people with Parkinson’s.

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The 2.6 Challenge was launched across the nation on 26 April. But it’s not too late to take on your challenge.

Raise funds over 2.6 minutes, 26 hours or 26 days. Help us reach people with Parkinson’s, near you and support our emergency appeal. Whatever you choose, you’ll be a stay at home hero for people with Parkinson’s.

Once you've dreamt up your challenge, you can set up your very own fundraising page on JustGiving or Virgin Money Giving. You'll be able to share your challenge with others, provide updates, and collect donations. Why not set your fundraising target at £26, £260 or even £2,600? 

£26 could go towards helping local advisers make welfare calls, reaching out to people who are isolated and vulnerable.

£260 could go towards helping us provide critical support to two families throughout the Coronavirus crisis.

£2,600 could go towards employing a full-time Parkinson's local advisor for one month, helping us guarantee critical support to the Parkinson's community.

 

More than a million people with Parkinson's, family members, friends and carers in the UK need us more than ever.

Become a stay at home hero with the 2.6 Challenge. Take part – on your own terms – and raise funds to help us rapidly expand our support in pioneering new ways.

Parkinson’s puts people at increased risk of complications if they get coronavirus (COVID-19). Because of this, we’ve seen a sharp rise in demand for our services, from online physio-led exercise classes to helpline calls.

Your fundraising challenge means someone will be on the phone, or online, providing the critical support that people need during this crisis.

Any age, any ability, you can join in. We’re not looking for superheroes. We’re looking for stay at home heroes.

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Organised by the UK's Mass Participation Sports Organisers, the 2.6 Challenge asks you to dream up any activity you want related to the number 2.6 or 26 and fundraise via either JustGiving or Virgin Money Giving.

Right now, there are over a million people with Parkinson’s, family members, friends and carers in the UK who need us more than ever. Your hard work means someone will be on the phone, or online, providing the critical support that people need during the coronavirus crisis.

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The London Marathon was due to take place on 26 April. Due to coronavirus (COVID-19), this, along with thousands of other events, has had to be postponed. We’re asking you to become a stay at home hero by taking on any activity related to 2.6 or 26.

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There are no rules, apart from the Government guidelines on how to exercise safely during this time. Whatever you can do, you can be a part of it – the main thing is to get active, have fun and pledge whatever you can to help us deliver what people need, when they need it most.

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All you need to do is dream up an activity based around the numbers 2.6 or 26 that suits your skills. Once you've dreamt up your challenge, you can set up your very own fundraising page on JustGiving or Virgin Money Giving.

Contact us

If you have any questions about the 2.6 Challenge please get in touch with us at [email protected] or call us on 020 7932 1356.