The Covid-19 pandemic has had an enormous impact on the nation’s events and fundraising efforts, the latest affected being the cancelled annual London Marathon on 26th April. To counteract the resulting losses being experienced by the UK’s smaller charities, London Marathon organisers have set up an alternative initiative, the TwoPointSixChallenge.
Held over the course of one week from Sunday 26th April to Sunday 4th May, the ‘lockdown-friendly event’ is open to all to support and take part in. Our amazing affiliate, The Hair & Beauty Charity is also participating, encouraging the industry to get involved and select them as their chosen charity to donate via Just Giving.
The idea behind TwoPointSix is to choose an activity based on the numbers 2.6 or 26 and then fundraise or donate to the Hair & Beauty Charity’s donation page. The activity can involve a hair, barbering or beauty challenge. Or you may wish to keep it fitness-focused by doing 26 press-ups, walking or running 2.6 miles, 2.6 kms, or for 26 minutes. It can be either sponsored or simply involve a donation of £2.60 or £26 – whatever is affordable. Every pound counts and will make a real difference to the team and what they do.
“Like many charities in the UK, our industry charity is suffering and needs help to raise funds so we can support our current beneficiaries and help the growing number of people contacting us for financial during the global crisis. This is a great opportunity for everyone around the country to get involved and support a charity that means something to them – I’m hoping that the hair, barbering and beauty industry will take up the TwoPointSixChallenge and support us by getting involved in some fun activities to help raise money for us,” explains Hair & Beauty Charity President, Samantha Grocutt.