DONATE to the 2.6 Challenge here!


We're inviting you, your family and friends to take part in The 2.6 Challenge from Sunday 26th April to help save the UK's charities.

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.

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 to support Yorkshire Cat Rescue via The twopointsixchallenge


People of all ages are taking on The 2.6 Challenge with a host of activities – from walking, running or cycling 2.6 miles, juggling for 2.6 minutes, to holding online workouts with 26 friends, juggling or skipping, flipping pancakes or back flips. 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.

The more money that our supporters raise for us via the 2.6 Challenge, the more YCR will receive from the central 2.6 challenge 'Charity pot' , which will be a huge help for us.


There are just five simple steps to take:

  1. Dream up your 2.6 challenge – if you need help there are lots of ideas here
  2. Head to twopointsixchallenge to set up your fundraising page, or donate £26 , £2.60 – or whatever amount you can afford ­– to Yorkshire Cat Rescue. 

  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 with YCR and 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 twopointsixchallenge.co.uk

We hope you’ll join the nation in The 2.6 Challenge to support Yorkshire Cat rescue and help to save the UK’s charities.


Have fun & stay safe.