As you can imagine, all over the world, charities’ incomes have been affected by the Coronavirus and the way it has severely impacted their ability to raise funds on an ongoing basis.
This has certainly affected us at The Toby Henderson Trust.
So we wanted to ask you all to take part in an exciting new initiative set up by the organisations behind some of the biggest mass-participation sports events in the UK. They’ve come together to create a new campaign to save the UK’s charities by helping them to replace the income they’ve lost due to the cancellation of the London Marathon.
They’ve come up with a brilliant way for communities to support the UK charities close to their hearts. It’s called the 2.6 Challenge, and it’s based on the 26 miles of the London Marathon. It officially goes live on April 26, the day the marathon would have taken place.
Of course, we have lots of ideas about how you can join in and raise some cash for TTHT!
How to take part
One of our biggest (and, we must admit, favourite) ideas was inspired by the hugely popular ice bucket challenge and its amazing “pay it forward” element. Want to take part? There are two cool (actually really, really cold) ways to do it: a) sit in an icy cold pool or bath for 26 seconds (ice cubes mandatory) or b) be hosed down with freezing cold water for 26 seconds. When you’ve completed your challenge, you then nominate three valiant friends to do the same!
Our Alice got us started today and took one for the team. Have a look at her here, bless her. Alice’s Mum was recently diagnosed with Covid-19 and was in the RVI on oxygen until early this week. But we are delighted to say that she’s now safely recovering at home.
We will be posting loads of other fundraising suggestions for you over the coming days. Please watch out for them and help if you can.
For us to get the most benefit from this challenge, it’s very important that you make your donation to us via the Toby Henderson Trust’s own JustGiving link!
Thank you so much to our wonderful supporters who have completed the 2.6 challenge in aid of The Toby Henderson Trust. So far £1626 has been raised and we know some people are continuing their challenges across 26 days to raise as much funds as possible. There’s still time for you join in the “fun” and raise money for us.
We’re really looking forward to seeing your challenge videos and photos on our Facebook page!
With much love and thanks,