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FoodCycle supporters take on The 2.6 Challenge

The Covid-19 pandemic has had a devastating effect on charities and their fundraising income. In response, organisers of some of the biggest challenge events across the country have come together to create a new campaign, to help raise vital funds and support the UK’s charities.

The 2.6 Challenge launches on Sunday 26 April and supporters are being asked to take part in an activity of their choice, based around the numbers 2.6 or 26 and then fundraise or donate to their favourite charity.

If you can’t take part this Sunday, you can do your activity whenever is most convenient for you.

The list of activities and ideas is endless, you could walk, run or cycle 2.6 miles, juggle for 2.6 minutes or hold an online cooking session with 26 people.

Some FoodCycle favourites:

Bake 26 Brownies and share them with your neighbours

Virtual 26 mile walk/run

26 hour silence

26 round virtual quiz

A drawing a day for 26 days

2.6 minute plank

Anna walks 2.6 miles in her garden

Anna is really missing volunteering in the kitchen at FoodCycle Finsbury Park, so she has decided to challenge herself to walk 2.6 miles, in her garden, this Sunday.

She says: “This was a way for me to keep connected with FoodCycle and a way for me to support people in need at this difficult time.”

Anna is hoping to raise £260, help her reach her target by donating to her page.

2.6 Challenge

If you plan on doing something, let us know by emailing [email protected] or sharing with us on Facebook, Twitter or Instagram.


If taking part or organising any event please remember to follow Government guidelines on exercise and social distancing.



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