Join the 2.6 challenge to support MRF and help save UK charities

New home-based mini challenge calls on all home-based heroes to mark the London Marathon.

21 Apr 2020
Join the 2.6 challenge to support MRF and help save UK charities
On Sunday 26th April 2020, thousands of people are taking part in a national initiative to help save UK charities – you can take part to support Meningitis Research Foundation (MRF).

The 2020 Covid-19 pandemic has dealt a heavy blow to the UK charity sector, with the cancellation of many fundraisings events and a huge loss of income for us and many other non-profit organisations. The 2.6 challenge aims to support UK charities at this crucial time.
Join the 2.6 Challenge
Join the 2.6 Challenge
Join us on Sunday 26th April 2020 to raise vital funds and help save the UK's charities
All you need to do is dream up an activity based around the numbers 2.6 or 26 that suits your skills and complete it on Sunday 26 April – when the 40th London Marathon would have taken place.

This could be something as simple as pledging to run or ride 2.6 miles as your daily exercise, holding the plank for 2.6 minutes, to gardening for 26 minutes – in order to raise £26 for or more for MRF. It can be anything at all, provided you can do it while maintaining social distancing guidelines.

At MRF, the £26 you raise by participating will give 2,000 new Mums life-saving meningitis information specifically about the symptoms to look out for in a young baby. £26 pays for the costs of including meningitis information in 2,000 ‘child health record books’, which every new mum gets after giving birth.

Please join the nation in saving our UK charities by providing that vital support that Meningitis Research Foundation needs to continue its mission in defeating meningitis. And have a little fun at the same time!

If you have a question or concern about meningitis, contact our support helpline

The MRF Membership and Support team are here for you for any questions you might have about meningitis and septicaemia and their effects on you or your family and friends.

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