The 2.6 Challenge

The 2.6 Challenge – what’s it all about?

The 2.6 challenge is a nation-wide virtual challenge taking place on Sunday 26 April 2020. Get your thinking cap on, and set yourself a unique challenge based around the number 2.6 or 26. Like so may charities across the country, we run entirely on your donations. And, with many fundraising events postponed or cancelled due to the COVID-19 pandemic, this means we have lost our main source of income. Without it, we cannot continue to be a lifeline for children and families across the UK.

You can support The EDT for Children with Encephalitis. This is your chance to be a Home Hero and help us continue to support children and families across the UK! Anything goes, as long a there is a 26 or 2.6 in there somewhere; you could run 2.6 kilometers, complete 26 star jumps, or have a 26 minute dance party

Click here to check out 26 great ideas then click below to start your 2.6 Challenge fundraising journey or make a one off donation!

How do I get Involved?

You don’t need to be a runner or a cyclist to take part! There are challenges to suit all ages and abilities – if you can think of it, you can do it as a challenge! 

1. Think of any activity or challenge based around the numbers 26 or 2.6, and complete it on or around Sunday 26 April

2. Set up a fundraising page, or make a one-off donation to The EDT for Children with Encephalitis using the links above

3. Help us to inspire the nation and raise awareness by sharing pictures or videos of your challenge on social media – make sure to use the hashtags #TwoPointSixChallenge #EDT and #ChildhoodEncephalitis

You can download and use the picture below to post to your social media – don’t forget to tag us in your post so we can share your amazing efforts with everyone! @edendoratrust

Once you’ve completed your challenge, why not tag someone else and nominate them to take on The 2.6 Challenge for The EDT too!

Ways you could get involved..

26 Minute Silence

Why not challenge yourself a loved one or your kids to hold a 26 minute silence, will you be able to do it? Click here to start your fundraising.

26 Question Quiz

Get your best team together over a video call or challenge members of your house to a 26 question quiz, who will take the glory? Click here to start your fundraising.

2.6 mile bike ride

Dust the cobwebs off that bike and challenge yourself to cycle 2.6 miles or if you are a seasoned cyclist how about 26 miles? Click here to start your fundraising.

Government guidelines: Get active, have fun and pledge whatever you can to help or fundraise, but please stay safe. Practice social distancing and only take part in a challenge with members of your own household.