Have you heard about the 2.6 challenge?
No….Well here is some info to get you up to speed....
Sunday 26 April was the scheduled date for the 2020 Virgin Money London Marathon, the 40th edition of the world’s greatest marathon. It is a huge event in the charity fundraising calendar. Every year for the past 13 years, the London Marathon has set a world record for an annual one-day fundraiser, with an incredible £66.4 million raised for good causes in 2019 and more than £1 billion raised since the first race in 1981. The 40th Race has now been postponed to Sunday 4 October, but the original date of Sunday 26 April resonates very strongly with the many thousands of runners, charities, spectators and TV viewers who’ve been counting down to Marathon Day, with the BBC planning network programming over the weekend.
Thousands of fundraising events across the UK have been cancelled due to Covid-19 with a devastating impact on charity income that means many charities are facing closure.
“An estimated £4 billion in income will be lost across the UK charity sector “
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 save the UK’s charities.
Who would you be doing it for
Dark Horse theatre company premier original work, with an ensemble of 8 exceptional actors with learning disabilities and non – learning disabled actors from the wider industry. They produce work to tour nationally that is visually impactful and has a reputation of surprise, innovation and the ability to reverse expectations.
Dark Horse is also a leading vocational trainer of actors with learning disabilities and develops skills in preparation for work in the industry.
As you can imagine the current lock down has had a massive impact on the attendees of Dark Horse and preparations for shows. No performance means no generated income. It is vital that charities like these continue the great work and opportunities that they provided to the learning disabled.
Launch Date: Sunday 26th April – what should have been the date of the 40th edition of the London Marathon.
How you can help: 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. The 2.6 Challenge is a simple and fun way for everyone to do their bit to help save the UK’s charities.
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. 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 the 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.
What we need from you
1. Film your activity or take a picture
3. Tag Dark Horse (why not give us a follow too).
4. Tag a friend OR 2 …. Pass the challenge on!
5. Donate if you like
How you can find us
Facebook - Dark Horse Theatre
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