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The 2.6 Challenge with #TeamRMHCUK
Join the nation in helping Save the UK's Charities in The 2.6 Challenge
Thousands of fundraising events across the UK have been postponed or cancelled due to Covid-19, which is having a devastating impact on our fundraising. In partnership with “Save the UK’s Charities”, RMHC UK are asking you to help keep our Houses open by taking on The 2.6 Challenge.
How do I get involved?
- Think of an activity based around the numbers 26 or 2.6 that suit your skills and complete it on or from Sunday 26 April
- There are no rules – only to adhere to the current Government Guidelines
- Set up your JustGiving page by clicking the Register button below and set your fundraising target
- Help share the campaign with #TwoPointSixChallenge
Sunday 26 April should have been the day of the London Marathon, the biggest one-day fundraising event in the world. Last year, it raised nearly £67 million for charities and The 2.6 Challenge wants to do the same this April. That’s the equivalent of 2.6 million incredible people raising £26 (but why stop at £26 – we know we can all smash that).
Struggling for ideas?
Check out the ‘how to get involved’ page on the The 2.6 Challenge’s official website for more ideas and inspiration.
About Ronald McDonald House Charities UK
Ronald McDonald House Charities UK provides free ‘home away from home’ accommodation and support for families with seriously ill children in hospital. The 11 Houses across the UK are right by the hospital, so families can stay together when they most need it.
When a family finds their child in hospital, it is incredibly tough, not to mention very emotional and stressful. Sometimes families travel over 100 miles a day just to see their child, and if they stay locally, they have to factor in work, school and the cost of hotels. In some cases, they sleep on the ward floor and are exhausted physically and emotionally.
If they are accommodated at a Ronald McDonald House, a lot of this stress is taken away because it’s free, for as long as it’s needed and it offers families a place to rest, relax, eat and sleep.
Families stay in bedrooms which can house up to four people (and up to six in some cases). There are family-friendly facilities such as communal kitchen and eating areas, lounges to relax and recharge and play areas for families and their children. Each room has a telephone line linking them to their child’s ward so that they can keep up to date and also visit them whenever they want.
Ronald McDonald House Charities UK has been helping families for the last 30 years – that’s over 50,000 families. We know we can help families, and we hope that you will support our work and fundraise for us so that we can give families the best possible opportunity to have as normal life as possible, so they can focus on their child and simply being a family.