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The Covid-19 pandemic has had a devastating effect on charities, with the cancellation of thousands of events and the loss of billions in fundraising income. Ehlers-Danlos Support UK is expecting to lose at least £85,000 this year, as a result.

In response, 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 to save the UK’s charities.

The 2.6 Challenge will launch 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 fundraise or donate to support Ehlers-Danlos Support UK via

People of all ages are taking on The 2.6 Challenge with a host of activities – from walking, wheeling, running, scooting or cycling 2.6 miles, juggling for 2.6 minutes, to holding online crafting competitions or bake-offs with 26 friends. The ideas and options are endless!

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.

There are just five simple steps to take:

  1. Dream up your 2.6 challenge!
  2. To set up a fundraising page click here and select ‘Ehlers-Danlos Support UK’ or to donate £26 – or whatever you can afford – click here and select ‘Ehlers-Danlos Support UK’
  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

For further information on The 2.6 Challenge, including a list of partners and supporters, and for more ideas about what your activity could be, visit

We hope you’ll join us and the nation in The 2.6 Challenge to support Ehlers-Danlos Support UK and help to save the UK’s charities
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