Two Point Six Challenge

Are you ready to take the 2.6 challenge?

Help RSBC beat COVID-19! 

Why?

RSBC, like so many charities across the UK, has been hugely impacted by the cancellation of thousands of fundraising events due to Covid-19. 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 save the UK’s charities. The campaign, the 2.6 Challenge, will launch on Sunday 26 April and the aim of the 2.6 challenge is to raise £67million for U.K. charities by the end of April.

Why RSBC?

After the Government 'lockdown', RSBC had to cease all face-to-face support with children, young people, and families. However, we moved quickly, and worked with our service users to design and implement a whole new programme of virtual support, using online and over-the-phone systems to offer the best services possible.

We support our families with our qualified Family Practitioners by phone and video platforms, we deliver fitness, creative, and social sessions in secure online spaces for our children and young people, but we need help to ensure that blind and partially sighted children, young people and their families can get the support they need, NOW more than ever. We want to make sure that social isolation and loneliness does not have an adverse effect on their lives and that we can continue to help and support those in need.  We are determined to ‘LIVE’ our vision that no child in the UK should grow up to be poor or lonely just because they are blind.  We need your help.

What is TwoPointSix?

From Sunday 26 April, we’re asking you to dream up an activity based around the numbers 2.6 or 26 and fundraise by creating a 2.6 Challenge fundraising page or donate to RSBC on our own Just Giving Page.

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 and don’t need to involve exercise, or leaving your home! How about:

  • Sowing 26 seeds?
  • Reading 26 books?
  • Baking 26 RSBC-themed cupcakes?
  • Sharing this page with 26 people who might want to take part?

Everyone can get involved – especially kids! You could do 2.6 Joe Wicks workouts, skip around the garden 26 times, or make a Lego tower 26cm tall! The only limit is your imagination and 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.

How?

There are just five simple steps to take:

  1. Dream up your 2.6 challenge – if you need help give us a shout.
  2. Head to twopointsixchallenge.co.uk to set up a fundraising page for RSBC (you will need to search for the Royal Society for Blind Children). You can also make a simple donation using the same link.
  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.

 

For further information on The TwoPointSix Challenge, or RSBC, please contact kevin.mcnulty@rsbc.org.uk or 07990 530536.

We hope you’ll take up the TwoPointSix challenge to support RSBC - Justgiving have waived their usual fees for this challenge, so 100% of what you raise will reach those who need it most - blind and partially sighted children, young people and their families.

 

A collage of our RSBC Family Practitioners working from home.

 

 

 

 

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