The 2.6 Challenge – we need you!


We’re inviting you, your family and friends to take part in The 2.6 Challenge from Sunday 26 April to help to raise money for Brighton Housing Trust.

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. At BHt, we are expecting to see a significant loss of income over the next few months and we have already had to cancel two major fundraising events that were due to bring in more than £30,000.

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 to save UK charities like us! The 2.6 Challenge will launch on Sunday 26 April and 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 BHT via

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 online workouts with 26 friends. The ideas and options are endless! The only requirement is that you must follow Government guidelines on exercise and social distancing. Most people are taking part from Sunday 26 April but you can do your activity whenever is most convenient for you.

There are just five simple steps to take:
1.      Dream up your 2.6 challenge – it can be anything to do with the numbers 2.6 or 26. Could you do 26 minutes of skipping, or run 2.6 miles? Get creative, it doesn't have to be sporty!
2.      Head to to donate £26 – or whatever you can afford – to BHT 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. Don't forget to tag us so we can see what you're up to!

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

We hope you’ll join the nation in The 2.6 Challenge to support BHT and help to save the UK's charities.

If you have any questions get in touch with us at [email protected]

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