Never ones to turn down a challenge, we are getting involved!
Residents across the services managed by The Grange 2016 Ltd are getting involved in the 2.6 challenge to raise funds for UK charities. In particular the Queen Elizabeth Foundation.
What are we doing?
We are planning a range of activities so that there is something for everyone. Please be assured that we will be following social distancing guidelines for all our events.
- 26 overs of cricket in the gardens at The Grange.
- 26 laps of Benenden Green as a relay event. 8.84 miles in total
- 26 circuit workout, 26 seconds on, 34 seconds rest
- 2.6 km on the exercise bike
- 2.6 mile bike ride
- Sylvia will be doing 26 minutes on her exercise bike, 26 times over the 5 days
- Sandra is going to be doing 26 minutes of Just Dance for 6 days
But the staff are taking part in their own events too!
- Felicity will run and her son will cycle 26 miles over the 5 days
- Ed will run 26 miles over the 5 days
- Sarah and her family will climb a 72 step staircase 26 times, they may even double it which will make it the equivalent number of staircases as Snowdon!
We will of course be taking lots of photographs and posting on our social media to evidence our achievements!
How can you help?
We set ourselves a fundraising target of £500, after just 4 days we had already reached £430.
So, we have doubled it to an optimistic £1000!
Please help motivate all of us by donating to the Just Giving Page
What is the 2.6 challenge?
The Covid-19 pandemic has had a catastrophic effect with the cancellation 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.
Many of these charities have had to reduce or stop services at a time when vulnerable members of society need them most; thousands of staff have been placed on furlough and many charities will not survive the next few months.