The 2.6 Challenge

Take on the 2.6 Challenge for #TeamNSPCC to help make sure we’re still here for children.

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On Sunday 26 April our fantastic #TeamNSPCC runners were set to hit the streets for the iconic 26.2 mile London Marathon. Together, they were on track to raise £1.1 million to help protect children from abuse.

Sadly, the coronavirus outbreak means this won't be happening. Instead, we're asking everyone to take on the 2.6 Challenge and help raise vital funds to support our services like Childline.

The 2.6 Challenge is for everyone! Whether you get sponsored to run 2.6 miles, hop 26 laps of your garden, flip 26 pancakes or make a donation of £26.20, you'll help make sure we’re still here for children.

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Taking part is easy!

1. Set up your fundraising page or make your donation.

2. Do your 2.6 challenge.

3. Share your challenge for @NSPCC on social media using #TwoPointSixChallenge.

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Fundraising and challenge ideas

There are lots of ways you, your family and friends can get involved in the 2.6 Challenge. And it can be anything you like - as long as it's got the numbers 2 and 6 in it! Here are some ideas to get you started:

Ready Steady Go

  • 26 mile relay, passing the baton virtually.
  • 2.6km egg and spoon race.
  • Challenge 26 friends to join #TeamNSPCC.
  • Live stream 26 karaoke songs.
  • 260 keepy-uppies.
  • Read 26 books in 26 days.
  • Complete 26 puzzles.

Whatever you do, and whoever you do it with, make sure you follow government guidelines on exercise and social distancing.

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How your fundraising helps protect children

Your amazing donations, fundraising and campaigning helps us reach millions of children and young people. 90% of our funding comes from our supporters. Here's some of the ways your fundraising helps.

  • £26 could pay for toys for children to use during therapeutic sessions to explain how they’re feeling.

  • £260 could pay for our trained volunteer counsellors to answer 65 children’s calls for help to Childline.

  • £2,600 could pay to run Childline for an average of 2 hours.

  • £26,000 could pay to run our adult helpline for over 2 days.