Moor House takes up the 2.6 challenge
Everyone in the Moor House community is invited to join the 2.6 Challenge from this Sunday, 26 April 2020, to help save the UK’s charities.
Moor House School & College is in a very fortunate position, but the Covid-19 pandemic has had a devastating effect on other charities, with the cancellation of thousands of events and the loss of billions in fundraising income.
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.
The 2.6 Challenge will launch on 26 April – what would have been the date of the 40th London Marathon, the world’s biggest one-day annual fundraising event.
People of all ages are taking on a host of activities based around the number 2.6 or 26 and fundraising for a charity of their choice.
A group of Moor House staff have challenged themselves during lockdown to complete the Couch to 5k programme and as part of that endeavour will complete 2.6k this coming Sunday as their challenge.
As a school community we have chosen to support the British Red Cross Society as they are ensuring that the most vulnerable people in our communities are getting the help that they need, whether that’s isolated older people, refugees or others experiencing severe hardship.
We’re inviting you to join us by completing your own run or walk. The only requirement is that you must follow the Government guidelines on exercise and social distancing. Most people are taking part from this Sunday but you can do your activity whenever is most convenient to you.
If walking or running is not your thing, then dream up your own 2.6 Challenge.
We’ve created a Moor House Fundraising Page so you don’t have to. Simply send the following link to your friends and family and ask them to sponsor you, or make your own donation in support of our team. You could even challenge your friends to take part!