Our 2.6 challengers!

CCF UK has joined  The 2.6 Challenge, a nationwide fundraising campaign and we’re inviting you and your loved ones to take part from Sunday 26 April.

What is the 2.6 Challenge?
Many fundraising events in the UK have been postponed or cancelled due to the coronavirus pandemic. Whilst we are all hopeful many of these events will go ahead at a later date, there will still be a significant impact on many charities.

In response, the organisers of the biggest mass-participation sports events have come together to create the 2.6 Challenge to raise vital funds to help to support the UK’s charities in these difficult times.

How do supporters get involved?
There’s no need to be a marathon runner to take part – this is a challenge for all ages, abilities & interests. Just get thinking of an activity based around the numbers 26 or 2.6 and complete it on or from Sunday April 26 (which would’ve been the date of the 2020 London Marathon)

  1. Choose your 2.6 or 26 challenge e.g. 26 minutes of yoga, walk 2.6 miles, bake 26 cupcakes to share with your neighbours
  2. Set up your JustGiving page here and share with family & friends so they can sponsor you
  3. Take on your challenge from 26th April
There are no rules (apart from the Government guidelines on how to exercise safely during this time). Whatever you can do, you can be part of it – the main thing is getting active, having fun and donating whatever you can to help save the UK’s charities.
For some inspiration, here’s some info about two of our 2.6 challengers:
Claire Sandell

“I will be going up and down my stairs at home 26 times! I have real challenges with stairs (I have MS), so this is my own personal Mt Everest! I will be going up on all fours (like a cheetah!) and coming down on my bum so I don’t fall!!! Please help. I know we are in difficult times, but any amount is most welcome, no matter how small. THANK YOU SO MUCH!””Cheetah Conservation Fund UK is calling for its supporters to join forces and help raise enough funds to help save the cheetah from extinction. The race is on to save the cheetah and, with your help, it can be won. Cheetahs were once found thriving in numbers of more than 100,000, across a range that stretched through Africa and Asia; today, just 7,100 remain in the wild, occupying 9% of their natural range. The cheetah is now Africa’s most endangered big cat.By working together we can save a species, what an amazing concept!”

You can help Claire reach her fundraising target here.

Maximilian Henshaw

“I am walking around the perimeter of Regents Park for Cheetah Conservation Fund UK because I love Cheetahs.They are beautiful & sadly rare. I am autistic and I discovered cheetahs four years ago and they have changed my life.”

“They have helped  me overcome difficulties and it is my life purpose to help them.”

You can help Maximilian reach his fundraising target here.

Start your own 2.6 challenge and help us to #savethecheetah!

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