Do it for me. Do it for you.
Do it for me. Do it for you.
Do it for the one it two.
People urged to join The 2.6 Challenge for Weston Park Cancer Charity
One in two of us will develop cancer.
“Every one of us will have to face cancer at some point, either themselves or with someone they love. The current COVID-19 outbreak is particularly challenging for anyone living with and beyond cancer which is why Weston Park Cancer Charity promises to be there for cancer patients and their families, together at every step. So, I’m encouraging everyone to get involved with The 2.6 Challenge so that we can be ready for anyone affected by cancer during these challenging and uncertain times” comments Samantha Dixon, CEO Weston Park Cancer Charity.
The 2.6 Challenge, will launch on Sunday 26 April – what should have been the date of the 40th edition of the London Marathon, the world’s biggest one day annual fundraising event, which raised £66.4 million for charities in 2019.
From Sunday 26 April, we’re asking our supporters to dream up an activity based around the numbers 2.6 or 26 and fundraise or donate at westonpark.org.uk/get-involved/2-6-challenge or call 0114 553 3330 and select option 2.
“The 2.6 Challenge can be anything that works for you,” says Weston Park Cancer Charity’s director of fundraising and marketing, Catherine Rhone “You can run or walk 2.6 miles, 2.6km or for 26 minutes. You could do the same in your home or garden, go up and down the stairs 26 times, juggle for 2.6 minutes, do a 26 minute exercise class or get 26 people on a video call and do a 26 minute workout – anything you like. We want people to do it for the challenge. Do it for the team. Do it for a laugh. Do it because you’ve never done anything like it before. Do it for South Yorkshire. Do it to feel good, do good and look good. Do it to change everything for someone with cancer.”
“Whatever your motivation, keep it up – your gift could help someone in financial crisis, it might help someone feel less alone or it could help frontline NHS staff during the crisis. These things are only possible because of you.”
And don’t forget that 2020 is Weston Park Hospital’s 50th anniversary year – let’s make it a really special one for our NHS colleagues caring for vulnerable people affected by cancer.”
For one in two of us, cancer will become a reality. You can help us be ready for anyone who needs us. Sign up at westonpark.org.uk/get-involved/2-6-challenge and search ‘Weston Park Cancer Charity’
- Every year, we need to raise at least £2million just to keep going. It’s thanks to fundraisers, donors and supporters that we do, and that we’re able to give people the support they need.
- With many of our events and fundraising activities cancelled due to COVID-19 we’re calling on the generosity of individuals and business across the region to sign up to The 2.6 Challenge and help us be there at every step for anyone who needs us.
About the challenge
- Everyone participating in The 2.6 Challenge is urged to follow Government guidelines. The current Government advice is that you should only go out once a day for exercise, either alone or with members of your household. You are urged to say local and always keep more than 2 metres away from other people at all times.
- For more information on The 2.6 Challenge, visit twopointsixchallenge.co.uk