We’re inviting you, your family and friends to take part in the 2.6 Challenge from Sunday 26 April to help to save the UK’s charities.

The Covid-19 pandemic has had a devastating effect on charities, with the cancellation of thousands of events and the loss of billions in fundraising income. The ISG is a small charity and our annual income is not huge and we know in a few weeks and months the financial impact will hit us. We need your support to help us continue providing Family Conferences, Family Days, Residential Children’s Camps and a network of support to all those affected by ichthyosis.

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 to save the UK’s charities.  The 2.6 Challenge will launch on Sunday 26 April – what should have been the date of the 40th London Marathon, the world’s biggest one-day annual fundraising event.

We’re asking you to take part in an activity of your choice based around the numbers 2.6 or 26 and fundraise or donate to support the ISG via twopointsixchallenge.co.uk

People of all ages are taking on the 2.6 Challenge with a host of activities – from walking, running or cycling 2.6 miles, juggling for 2.6 minutes, to holding sponsored silences for 26 minutes and online workouts with friends for 26 minutes. The options are endless!

The only requirement is that you must follow up to date Government guidelines on exercise and social distancing. Most people are taking part from Sunday 26th April but you can do your event when it’s most convenient for you.

There are just five simple steps to take:

  1. Dream up your 2.6 challenge – if you need family-friendly suggestions you can find them here
  2. Head to our 2.6 challenge page to donate £2.60, £26 or whatever you can afford ­to the ISG or to set up a fundraising page
  3. Ask all your friends and family to sponsor you and challenge them to do their own 2.6 Challenge
  4. Complete your challenge
  5. Share a photo or video of your challenge on social media with #TwoPointSixChallenge

For further information on the 2.6 Challenge, including a list of partners and supporters, and for more ideas about what your activity could be, visit twopointsixchallenge.co.uk

We hope you’ll join us and the nation, in the 2.6 Challenge to support us one of the UK’s charities.

Thank you for your support. We need you now more than ever.