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Are you looking for ways to keep busy and stay positive during these challenging times?! We’re inviting you, your family and friends to take part in The 2.6 Challenge from Sunday 26 April to help to support PLANETS!


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. We are desperate to continue offering the cutting edge treatments that we have committed to and make sure that alongside the cancer services that our medical team continue to prioritise, we are able to support our patients and keep focused on the goals we feel are so important.


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. 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 us, PLANETS Cancer Charity.


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, 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. Head to PLANETS on Virgin Money Giving to donate £2.60, £26 – or whatever you can afford – to PLANETS 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 with us and on social media with #TwoPointSixChallenge


For further information on The 2.6 Challenge and for more ideas about what your activity could be, visit or get in touch with us!  Click on this link to download a Family Activity Pack


We would be very grateful if you could join the nation in The 2.6 Challenge to help us to continue supporting our patients.


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