Our 2.6 Challengers raise almost £1500 in Marathon virtual event!

Isle of Wight fundraisers take on the 2.6 Challenge to help The Wight Brainy Bunch. 

Many fundraising events in the UK have been postponed and cancelled due to the Covid-19 pandemic leaving many charities struggling to provide their vital services.

The 2.6 Challenge was a virtual fundraising event, arranged by the organisers of the London Marathon which took place on Sunday 26th April, the original date of the 40th London Marathon. The idea was to invite as many people as possible to support UK charities by taking part in any activity that involved the numbers 26 or 2.6 – from running 2.6 miles to holding an online workout with 26 of your friends.

Below are some of our AMAZING #TwoPointSixChallenge fundraisers and their events, taking place in aid of The Wight Brainy Bunch:

At 11am Kay De’Lacy and her amazing Melodic Choir hosted their 26 song Singathon via Zoom  https://uk.virginmoneygiving.com/Kay De Lacy

Colin Richardson, who was due to run the Southampton Marathon ran a half Marathon on his 18m long drive.. so a whopping 587 laps!! https://uk.virginmoneygiving.com/ColinRichardson11

Rebecca Savage and her husband Steve hosted a 26 minute non-stop boogie  https://uk.virginmoneygiving.com/RebeccaSavage7

And Linda Edge and her husband Martin, who had planned to take part in this years Randonnee, cycled 26 minutes each on their turbo trainer https://uk.virginmoneygiving.com/LindaEdge3

And Gareth Bricknell from the Bay C of E Secondary School took on a 26 mile cycle ride

Thank you so so much to you all for thinking of us at this time… We have been completely overwhelmed at peoples generosity and willingness to help us try and get through these difficult times …  Thank you ALL from the bottom of our hearts