The #TwoPointSixChallenge is your chance to be a Home Hero and raise funds from your very own living room, bedroom, balcony or garden! 

We're thrilled to be a part of the UK's biggest Stay at Home fundraiser.

There are no rules – apart from the Government guidelines on how to exercise safely during this time. The main thing is to get active, have fun, pledge whatever you can to help or fundraise to support Royal Surrey County Hospital Charity.

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About The 2.6 Challenge

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

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 to save the UK’s charities.

From Sunday 26 April – what should have been the date for the 40th London Marathon – you can get involved by joining #TeamRoyalSurrey and taking part in The 2.6 Challenge.

How do I get involved?

We’re asking you to take part in an activity of your choice based around the numbers 2.6 or 26 and fundraise or donate to support healthcare heroes and patients at Royal Surrey County Hospital Charity.

People of all ages are taking on The 2.6 Challenge with a host of activities – from walking, running or cycling 2.6 miles, juggling for 2.6 minutes, to holding online workouts with 26 friends. The ideas and options are endless! Most people are taking part from Sunday 26 April but you can do your activity whenever is most convenient for you.

Why support your local NHS charity?

The COVID-19 crisis has meant that a number of fundraising events and opportunities for us to raise money have been cancelled or postponed. As our NHS fights the pandemic, we need your help now more than ever to make sure we can be there for patients and staff now, and in the future.

There are just five simple steps to take:

  1. Dream up your 2.6 challenge – if you need help, we've included some ideas below for inspiration.
  2. Donate £26 – or whatever you can afford – or set up a fundraising page. You can choose which area of the hospital you would like your donation or fundraising to go to. Remember to mention you're taking part in the 2.6 Challenge!
  3. Ask all 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 #TwoPointSixChallenge - don't forget to tag us so we can see your pics!

Challenge ideas

Stuck for an idea? Why not...

  • Skip for 2.6 minutes without making a mistake
  • Hula hoop 26 times
  • Complete 26 laps of the garden on foot, scooter or roller skates
  • Get 26 pals together for an online workout - for 26 minutes
  • Take your dog for a 26 minute walk
  • Walk, run or cycle for 2.6 miles or kms
  • Walk up and down your stairs for 26 minutes

Social distancing

The only requirement is that you must follow Government guidelines on exercise and social distancing.

Get started

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If you'd like to talk to someone from our team about the challenge, please get in touch.

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