Join us for The 2.6 Challenge

Will you take on The 2.6 Challenge to fundraise for local families in need across Richmond, Kingston & Hounslow?

Families already facing challenges, still do. Except everything has now been heightened by Covic-19!

Isolation, mental and emotional health and financial hardship don’t just disappear because of Covid-19. Additional challenges are now in the mix.

The 2.6 Challenge starts this 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 us via The 2.6 Challenge.

People of all ages are taking on The 2.6 Challenge with a host of activities – from walking, running or cycling 2.6 miles to juggling for 2.6 minutes.

So with Home-Start in mind, why not do an activity that is connected to the nature or need of our work? You could:

  • Draw 26 rainbows
  • Run 26 laps of your garden in fancy dress or your pyjamas
  • Hold a remote book club for 26 friends
  • Build the biggest lego tower in 2.6 minutes
  • Challenge the kids to be silent for 26 or 2.6 minutes (depending on their age)
  • Garden for 26 minutes
  • Plant 26 seeds
  • Meditate for 26 minutes

The ideas and options are endless!

The only requirement is that you must follow Government guidelines on social distancing. Most people are taking part from Sunday 26 April, but you can do your activity whenever is most convenient for you during w/c 27 April 2020.

Ready to set your challenge? There are just five simple steps to take:

  1. Dream up your 2.6 challenge – there are lots of ideas here
  2. Click here to set up a fundraising page for your 2.6 challenge or click here to make a much appreciated donation to  Home-Start Richmond, Kingston & Hounslow
  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 the nation and your local community in The 2.6 Challenge to support us.