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Sunday 26 April 2020

Two Point Six Challenge

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Sunday 26th April should’ve been the day we took to the streets with thousands of others to cheer on our incredible #TeamShootingStar at the London Marathon. Instead we, and thousands of other UK charities, find ourselves struggling to survive as we face a huge loss in income. To mark what would have been the London Marathon, one of our single biggest fundraisers, we’re asking you to join the nation and take on The 2.6 Challenge.

All you have to do is pick an activity of your choice based around the numbers 2 and 6 and fundraise or donate to support Shooting Star Children’s Hospices.

People of all ages across the country are taking on The 2.6 Challenge with a host of activities – from walking, running or cycling 2.6 miles (or km), reading 26 pages of a book, doing 26 star jumps, cartwheels or laps of their garden, to baking 26 star cookies or having a 26 minute sponsored silence. The ideas and options are endless, the only requirement is that you must follow Government guidelines on exercise and social distancing.

The 2.6 Challenge starts on Sunday 26th April although you can take on your 2.6 Challenge whenever is convenient to you. There are five simple steps to take to get started:

1. Dream up your 2.6 Challenge. There are lots of ideas here.
2. Head to to donate £26 (or whatever you can afford) OR to set up your fundraising page for Shooting Star Children’s Hospices.
3. Ask all of your friends and family to sponsor you and challenge them to do their own 2.6 Challenge.
4. Complete your challenge.
5. Share a photo or video of your challenge on social media with @sschospice and tag #TwoPointSixChallenge.

We can’t wait to see what ideas you come up with!

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