Due to the Covid-19 pandemic, charities across the UK are facing a funding crisis, caused by losing out on billions of pounds in donations due to the cancellation of events. This is usually our peak time for fundraising and we’re missing everyone, especially at our Ey Up Mi Duck Race.
So we’ve signed up the #TwoPointSixChallenge, a nationwide campaign to give the UK’s charities a much-needed boost, especially small, local ones like us.
Sunday 26 April would have been the London Marathon, which raises £67 million for charities. So instead, we’re challenging you to use your imagination and do something based on the numbers 2.6 or 26 to raise money for Sight Support Derbyshire, following Government guidelines on social distancing.
You could run 2.6 miles on your balcony or in your garden, do 26 press ups, or toss a pancake 26 times – the options are endless. Click on the button for more inspiration.
We know these are difficult times for everyone, but if you can spare some time to raise money for us, or make a donation, however small, you will be our hero. You can set up a page for your fundraising activity, or make a donation, through Just Giving or Virgin Money Giving. The buttons will take you to their pages.