The Covid-19 pandemic has had a catastrophic effect on UK charities with the cancellation of thousands of events and the loss of billions in
income through fundraising events.

The Virgin Money London Marathon alone, which should have taken place on Sunday 26 April, is the world’s biggest one-day fundraising
event, which raised more than £66.4 million for thousands of charities in 2019.

Like so many charities across the UK, Kidney Wales has been hugely impacted by the cancellation of fundraising events due to COVID-19.
Like so many other charities Kidney Wales have seen fundraising fall following the postponement of a number of events including the London Marathon.

In response, the organisers of the biggest mass participation sports events across the country have come together to create a new campaign to raise vital funds to help our fundraising and save the UK’s charities.

We are asking you to participate in the nationwide 2.6 Challenge, which will launch on or around  Sunday 26 April 2020 – what should have been the date of the 40th London Marathon.  The 2.6 Challenge involves dreaming up a challenge based around the numbers 2.6 or 26 and fundraising or donating to your favourite charity.  Why not donate or try to raise £26!    It’s an inclusive challenge open to anyone of any age – the only requirement is that the activity follows Government guidelines on exercising and social distancing.  You can get really creative with this challenge.  You could take on a challenge of  26 pancake tosses, you could run 2.6 miles, you could take on 26 star jumps.  The choice is yours!

With fundraising not able to go ahead as planned, many of our most values charities including Kidney Wales may not survive so we really do need your help more than ever!

The Kidney Wales team are planning their challenges, join us and get those thinking caps on! Don’t forget to let us know what you have planned on team@kidneywales.cymru so that we can give you a shout out on social media!

Join the 2.6 challenge in aid of Kidney Wales today