The 2.6 Challenge

To sign up for the 2.6 Challenge and support Poppyscotland click here.

The Covid-19 pandemic is affecting us all in ways none of us could imagine only a few weeks ago.  The lockdown has forced Poppyscotland to cancel numerous fundraising events at a time when the Armed Forces community need our help and support more than ever.  This could have a devastating impact on those who have served, those still serving, and their families.

That’s why we’ve joined forces with charities across the UK to launch the 2.6 Challenge.  Sunday 26th April would have seen the London Marathon take place which, like many of our fundraising events, has had to be cancelled.

From April 26th, we’re asking you to dream up an activity based around the numbers 2.6 or 26 and fundraise for Poppyscotland.  To sign up for the 2.6 Challenge and support Poppyscotland click here.

This is a challenge for all ages and abilities. All you need to do is think of an activity based around the numbers 26 or 2.6 that suits your skills and complete it on or from Sunday 26 April.

This could be something as simple as pledging to run 2.6 miles as your daily exercise to doing 26 minutes of yoga, or juggling for 26 minutes (or maybe just 2.6 minutes) non-stop. Click here for more ideas and inspiration. And don’t worry if you’re not able to get out your house or flat for now – you can do your 2.6 challenge anywhere inside too!

There are no rules, apart from following Scottish Government guidelines on how to exercise safely during this time. Whatever you can do, you can be a part of it – the main thing is to get active, have fun and pledge whatever you can to help ensure Poppyscotland can continue delivering our vital, life changing support for the Armed Forces community in Scotland.

To sign up for the 2.6 Challenge and support Poppyscotland click here.

 

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