2.6 Challenge for St John’s Hospice

The Covid-19 pandemic has had a catastrophic effect with the cancellation of thousands of events and the loss of billions in income through fundraising events. 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. Many of these charities have had to reduce or stop services at a time when vulnerable members of society need them most; thousands of staff have been placed on furlough and many charities will not survive the next few months.

The 2.6 challenge was an idea to support charities during this uncertain period. The 2.6 Challenge can be any activity you like – from running 2.6 miles to holding an online workout with 26 of your friends.

So Team Fellside thought they would give it ago … everyone set themselves a 2.6 challenge at home and gave it their best shot! We saw magic tricks, walks, penalty saves, squats, burpees and imaginary dog walks! Great fun and most importantly we donated over £300 to St John’s Hospice. St John’s is a charity close to our heart and one we have supported for many years. They care for patients and families providing free palliative care for a range of life shortening conditions. Their care will always be free for those who need it, but it isn’t cost free. It costs over £5.1 million a year to run the hospice with over two thirds raised through events, community donations, grants & legacies.

Here is the Fellside 2.6 Challenge – a bit of fun all in aid of the fantastic St John’s Hospice!