In light of restrictions imposed due to Coronavirus, many of our fundraising challenges have been cancelled or postponed. From Sunday 26th April, the day when the Virgin Money London Marathon would have taken place, join in The 2.6 Challenge and support TASC, The Ambulance Staff Charity.
We understand these are difficult times for everyone. The Coronavirus pandemic has moved us into unchartered territory as it affects all aspects of life. What we do know is that there are increasing pressures on the vital emergency services right now and it is having a serious impact upon the ambulance services and its staff.
Take part in an activity of your choice based around the number 2.6 or 26 and fundraise or donate to support us. To get started, simply choose your #TwoPointSixChallenge and then head to the TwoPointSix website to donate or fundraise.
Encourage your friends and family to donate £2.60 or £26 or whatever they can! By donating to your challenge, you’ll be providing emergency funds to help the Ambulance staff cope with the extraordinary demands of fighting this pandemic. For that we are so grateful.
We’d also love to see videos and photos of you completing your challenge so don’t forget to tag us on social media!
Michael, Paramedic, Northamptonshire
Wayne, Ambulance Technician, Scotland
Ruth, HART Paramedic, Yorkshire
Peter, Retired, Kent
Climb up and down your set of stairs at home 26 times for the next 6 days. Climbing stairs is a regular part of the job for ambulance staff and by taking on this challenge you will experience one of the common challenges faced by them.
Ask your friends on social media to donate £2.60 then pass it on to another 26. Let them choose an activity and get them involved!
Offer to do 26 tasks that the other people in your household hate doing in return for a donation. Washing dishes, taking out the rubbish, vacuuming – the possibilities are endless!
Walk 2.6 (or 26 if you’re feeling energetic), while carrying 11kgs on your back – the average weight of a first response bag.
See how much distance you cover in 26 minutes by running laps around your garden and then challenge your friends to beat it.
Could you sing 26 songs in a day? If you want to show off your skills, get on the internet and perform to your friends.
Learn how to say ambulance in 26 different languages.
Using 26 random objects in your house, create a collage of an ambulance.
Is all this lockdown making you look a bit unkempt? Get 26 people to sponsor you and go for the chop!
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