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, 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. 

As part of the Mass Participation Sports Organisers (MSO) group, London Marathon Events has announced a virtual fundraiser to support charities instead.  The public is being asked to take part in a 2.6 Challenge by running, walking or doing any other physical activity as long as it complies with social distancing guidelines, while donating or fundraising for a charity of their choice. 

The 2.6 Challenge aims to raise £67m by the end of April.  The central day of the campaign will be 26 April, when the London Marathon was scheduled to take place.  In order to reach the target, 2.6 million people would need to raise or donate £26 each, or 260,000 people would need to generate £260 each. 

If you would like to take the Challenge and also fundraise for Shekinah please follow this link and click 'Fundraise now'. 

The 2.6 Challenge

When you are ready, please select the ‘Virgin Money’ option to proceed.

Thank you!  All the money you raise is helping us not only to end homelessness but also to save lives!