Join the 2.6 challenge and help Emmanuel House!

Emmanuel House is joining forces with thousands of other local and national charities and we’re inviting you, your family and friends to take part in the 2.6 Challenge from Sunday 26th April!

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.

To help charities fill the fundraising gap, the 2.6 Challenge will launch on Sunday 26 April – what should have been the date of the 40th London Marathon, the world’s biggest one-day annual fundraising event.

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 Emmannuel House here.

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, baking 26 cakes, to holding online workouts with 26 friends. The ideas and options are endless!

The only requirement is that you must follow Government guidelines on exercise and social distancing. Most people are taking part from Sunday 26 April but you can do your activity whenever is most convenient for you.

There are just five simple steps to take:

1.      Dream up your 2.6 challenge – if you need help there are lots of ideas here

2.      Donate £26 – or whatever you can afford ­– to Emmanuel House 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 and @emmanuel_house_

For further information on The 2.6 Challenge and for more ideas about what your activity could be, visit

We hope you’ll join the nation in The 2.6 Challenge to support Emmanuel House and help to save the UK’s charities.