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The 2.6 Challenge - The Purfleet Trust

Purfleet Trust call on supporters to join
the 2.6 Challenge from Sunday 26 April 2020

The Covid-19 pandemic has had a big impact on UK charities with the cancellation or postponement of thousands of events and the loss of billions in income through fundraising events.

The Virgin Money London Marathon alone, which should have taken place on Sunday 26 April, is the world’s biggest one-day fundraising event, which raised more than £66.4 million for thousands of charities in 2019.

Like so many charities across the UK, Purfleet Trust has been impacted by the cancellation of fundraising events due to COVID-19. They have seen fundraising fall following the postponement of several events including the GEAR. 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 our fundraising and save the UK’s charities.

Purfleet Trust are asking supporters to join in the nationwide 2.6 Challenge, which will launch on Sunday 26 April 2020 – what should have been the date of the 40th London Marathon. The challenge will last for a week.

Please join the challenge if you can. Any amount raised, no matter the size will make a big difference at Purfleet Trust enabling them to carry on with the vital support they provide, so you can rest assured that your money will make a big impact!

Clients who have moved into temporary accommodation so they can safely socially distance during the pandemic have been so grateful for the support provided by the Purfleet Trust team. One person commented “having a roof over my head and three meals a day is saving my life, the Purfleet staff have all been so great and really made me feel like I’m not alone”.

If you are able to please complete your own challenge and help support vulnerable people in your local community or if not please simply share with your friends as they might like to join the challenge!

For more information on The 2.6 Challenge, visit twopointsixchallenge.co.uk. You simply add Purfleet Trust as your chosen charity when you set up your donation page.

We’re all in this together!

The 2.6 Challenge is open to anyone of any age – the only requirement is that the activity must follow the Government guidelines on exercise and social distancing and remember to stay local.