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The 2.6 Challenge!

22 April 2020

Capability Scotland needs your help. The Covid-19 pandemic has had a catastrophic effect with the cancellation of thousands of events across the UK and the loss of billions in income through fundraising events - including ours.

The Virgin Money London Marathon alone, which should have taken place on Sunday 26 April, is the world's biggest one-day fundraising event, which raised more than £66.4 million for thousands of charities in 2019.

As it cannot take place as planned, its organisers have created a "lockdown-friendly event" which is easy for anyone to join in and make a difference, especially for smaller local charities. Every small "event" can add up to something worthwhile.

Capability Scotland, like so many charities across the UK, has been impacted by COVID-19. The need to close some of our services and the cancellation of this summer's planned fundraising events means that income for this year will be significantly reduced.

From Sunday 26 April 2020, the challenge is to dream up an activity based around the numbers 2.6 or 26 and fundraise by donating on our JustGiving and Virgin Money pages:

Virgin Money: https://bit.ly/3cKpdZf

Just Giving: https://bit.ly/2VO62a3

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Taking up the 2.6 Challenge can be something as simple as walking or running 2.6 miles, 2.6 kms - or 26 press-ups, 26 minutes walking round the garden. it can be a sponsored activity, or a donation - £2.60 or £26 - whatever is affordable - it all adds up and will make a difference to us.

The campaign, The 2.6 Challenge, will launch on Sunday 26 April 2020 - what should have been the date of the 40th London Marathon - and will last for a week. The 2.6 Challenge is open to anyone of any age - the only requirement is that the activity must follow the Government guidelines on exercise and social distancing and remember to stay local.

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