NCUK need your support – Join the 2.6 Challenge!

Dear Supporter

We hope you’re well during this unprecedented time. We’re inviting you, your family and friends to take part in The 2.6 Challenge from Sunday 26 April to help to support our charity, Neuroendocrine Cancer UK.

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.

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, NEUROENDOCRINE CANCER UK.

  1. There are just five simple steps to take:
    Dream up your 2.6 challenge – This could be something as simple as pledging to run or ride 2.6 miles as your daily exercise, holding the plank for 2.6 minutes, to gardening for 26 minutes.
  2. Head to either Just Giving or Virgin Money Giving to donate whatever you can afford, or to set up a fundraising page. Alternatively, if you’re on Facebook / Instagram, you can add the ‘support a charity’ button to a post/story or set up a fundraiser. Please ensure that you select NEUROENDOCRINE CANCER UK as your chosen charity – thank you. 
  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
    #NCUK (Remember to tag us too!)

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.

Download the 2.6 Family Activity Pack

For further information on The 2.6 Challenge, including a list of partners and supporters, and for more ideas about what your activity could be, visit https://www.twopointsixchallenge.co.uk

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

Best wishes
NCUK Team

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