Like so many of the UK’s charities at the moment, the current situation is really challenging for Lister Steps. Being forced to temporarily close our childcare facilities has had a huge impact on our main source of income and we are working hard behind the scenes to make sure that we are in a strong position to keep supporting children, families & our local community when the crisis eases and business can resume.
That’s why we’re inviting you, your family and friends to take part in The 2.6 Challenge to help to save the UK’s charities, which launches on Sunday 26 April – what should have been the date of the 40th London Marathon, the world’s biggest one-day annual fundraising event.
We’re asking you to take part in an activity of your choice based around the numbers 2.6 or 26 and donate to support Lister Steps. If you’re feeling active, you could walk, run or cycle 2.6 miles, take part in a 26 minute workout (we can highly recommend Aziza’s Bellydancing Classes!) or do 260 laps of the living room.
Or perhaps you’d rather bake 26 cupcakes or binge-watch 26 episodes on Netflix – the possibilities are endless and we encourage you to get creative (whilst following government guidelines around exercise and maintaining social distancing of course).
To join in on Sunday 26th April – or any time this week! - follow these simple steps:
1. Dream up your 2.6 challenge – if you need help there are lots of ideas here
2. Head to our dedicated Lister Steps donations page or set up a fundraising page & ask your friends & family to sponsor you - click here to donate
3. Complete your challenge!
4. If you’re feeling brave, share a photo or video of your challenge on our social media with #TwoPointSixChallenge
We hope you’ll join the nation in The 2.6 Challenge to support Lister Steps and help to save the UK’s charities. Thank you.