Challenge Yourself

The 2.6 Challenge takes place from Sunday 26th April, the day that the 40th London Marathon was due to take place. A UK wide initiative, supporting all charities, we’re asking people to get involved and support Merton Giving.

What is the 2.6 Challenge?
The challenge can be any activity you like, related to the numbers 26 (miles in a marathon) or 2.6. So, anything from walking, jogging, running, climbing up stairs, hopping, skipping, hop-scotching to cycling, keepy-uppies, juggling, an online work out with 26 of your friends or press ups with the dog on your back. You choose.

Why Support Merton Giving?
The uncertainty of recent times is presenting a range of challenges for our communities and now, more than ever, our local charity sector is vital to the on-going health and well-being of our borough. The pandemic has had a devastating effect on charities with the cancellation of fundraising events and with a corresponding negative impact on incomes. Coupled with an unprecedented increase in demand on some charities services, the sector is under huge pressure. All proceeds from our 2.6 Challenge will go towards the Merton Giving Coronavirus Fund – a source of financial support for local charitable organisations.

Donations and Fundraising
You can simply donate to Merton Giving or fundraise for Merton Giving using this link

Getting Started
Whilst most people are taking part from Sunday 26 April, you can do your activity whenever is most convenient for you.

It’s simple to take part.  The only requirement is that you must follow current Government guidelines on exercise and social distancing which you can find here.

  1. Think of your 2.6 Challenge and tell your friends and family what you plan to do.
  2. If you want to fundraise, you can set up a page here. If you would prefer just to donate then that’s fine – you can donate using the same link.
  3. Complete your 2.6 Challenge and remember to tag us on Facebook, Twitter and Instagram - and use the hashtags #TwoPointSixChallenge and #MertonGiving. 

We hope you’ll join the nation in The 2.6 Challenge to support Merton Giving to help support the UK’s charities and our local Merton charities.

The 2.6 Challenge campaign is from the organisers of some of the biggest mass-participation sports events across the country who have joined forces to help save UK charities by raising vital funds. You can find more information on the TwoPointSixChallenge here.