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Be a Humanity Hero: join The 2.6 Challenge!

By April 17, 2020April 23rd, 2020Blog post

Be a Humanity Hero from the comfort of your own home and take on The 2.6 Challenge on Sunday 26th April to help save the UK’s charities.

The covid-19 pandemic has had a devastating effect on charities, with the cancellation of events meaning billions of pounds of fundraised income has been lost.

So, 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.

Join the rest of the nation and take on The 2.6 Challenge to help fundraise for those most affected by the virus.

How does it work?

We’re asking you to take part in a fundraising activity based around the numbers 2.6 (or 26). It could be walking 2.6km every day for a week, or cycling 26 miles in a day, doing 26 laps of the garden, or trips up and down the stairs. If sports are not your cup of tea, how about trying to read 26 books or challenging 26 friends to a bake off. It can be as creative or as challenging as you like – check out some more great ideas here.

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.

How to take part!

There are just 5 simple steps to join The 2.6 Challenge for Refugee Action

  1. Dream up your 2.6 Challenge
  2. Sign up at and set up your JustGiving 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 and tag Refugee Action so we can celebrate too!

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Why we need you

Refugee Action need your support now more than ever. Many of the people we support are especially vulnerable during this virus outbreak – difficulties in accessing healthcare, being more likely to have pre-existing health conditions and experiencing homelessness or very poor quality housing create additional challenges to keeping safe.

Over the past few weeks we have been working very hard to adapt our services to make sure we can still be there for vulnerable refugees and people seeking asylum.

Your generosity will help us raise the £50,000 urgently needed to give people seeking asylum enough to eat, access to vital support and a safe place to stay during this terrible crisis.

Will you join #TeamHumanity today and prove that humanity can win?