The 2.6 Challenge
Join Sparks for The 2.6 Challenge
The COVID-19 pandemic has meant the cancellation of thousands of charity fundraising 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, join the rest of the UK for The 2.6 Challenge as part of TeamSparks.
It’s never been more evident how important research is, as scientists and researchers race to better understand the COVID-19 virus and find a vaccine.
At Sparks, we understand this urgent need for research, as we fund and support researchers in their work to discover treatments for rare childhood conditions.
One in three children with a rare condition won’t live to celebrate their fifth birthday, and child health research is already hugely underfunded in the medical world, meaning thousands of children with rare and complex conditions are being side-lined.
Sparks is fighting to change that. Children with rare and complex conditions are more vulnerable than ever and we still give them the chance they deserve, continuing to support and fund the best in paediatric health research at a time when it needs that support is needed more than ever.
Be our StayAtHome Hero
The #TwoPointSixChallenge is your chance to be a StayAtHome Hero and raise funds from your living room, bedroom, balcony or garden…everyone can join in!
1. Come up with any activity idea around the numbers 2.6 or 26 that suits your skills. If you’d like help with fundraising ideas, try these!
2. Click here to donate £26 – or whatever you can afford – or to set up a fundraising page.
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
Here are a few ideas to kick start your challenge:
How will my fundraising help?
You’ll be helping ensure that researchers can keep fighting for the future of children with rare and complex conditions, through this crisis and beyond.
What else do I need to know?
There are no rules – apart from the Government guidelines on how to exercise safely during this time.
The main thing is to have fun and pledge whatever you can to help Sparks fund research. Children with rare and complex conditions need us to fight for their future now more than ever.