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Complete the 2.6 Challenge for Scope

Adrian_ScopeAdrian_Scope Administrator Posts: 6,420 Scope community team
edited April 23 in Coffee lounge
The 2.6 Challenge launches this Sunday – when the London Marathon was meant to take place – and with Scope now more in need of your support than ever, we're inviting you, your families and your friends to take part on our behalf.

What's it all about?
The 2.6 Challenge aims to raise £67 million for UK charities like Scope who are working tirelessly to support disabled people during this crisis. Inspired by the distance of a marathon, 26.2 miles, people are choosing their own challenges based on the numbers 2.6 or 26 and raising money for their favourite charities.

A 2.6 Challenge image of a boy playing wheelchair basketball along with the Scope logo
How do I take part?
1. Dream up your 2.6 challenge – or use one of the great ideas below!
2. Visit The 2.6 Challenge website to make a donation to Scope as you prepare to complete your challenge – or even better, set up a JustGiving fundraising page so others can contribute as well. 
3. Spread the word and encourage friends and family to support your fundraising – and make their own donation to Scope.
4. Complete your challenge. 
5. Share a photo or video of your challenge here on the community or on social media. Use #TwoPointSixChallenge, #TeamScope and @Scope so we can see your awesome challenge in action!
Ideas:
  • Do some gardening for 26 minutes
  • Take your dog for a 26 minute walk
  • Complete 26 shoulder shrugs
  • Run 2.6 miles
  • Throw and catch a ball 26 times
  • Put on some music and dance for 26 minutes
  • Walk 2.6km
  • Juggle for 2.6 minutes
  • Walk 26 laps of your garden
  • Do 26 (or 260) press-ups
  • Get 26 pals together for a 26 minute online workout
  • Hula hoop 26 times
  • Walk up and down your stairs 26 times
  • Jump 26 times on a trampoline
  • Skip for 2.6 minutes without making a mistake
  • Hold the plank for 26 seconds or 2.6 minutes (that's 156 seconds!)
  • Stretch with 26 minutes of yoga or pilates
We hope you enjoy taking on the 2.6 Challenge and look forward to seeing photos or videos here on the community.

Good luck!
- Online Community Team
Senior Community Partner
Scope

Replies

  • April2018momApril2018mom Member - under moderation Posts: 2,882 Member - under moderation
    Sounds like fun!
  • AilsAils Community champion Posts: 2,214 Disability Gamechanger
    Good luck with it all!  :smiley:
    Winner of the Scope New Volunteer Award 2019.   :)
  • GlobsterGlobster Member Posts: 153 Pioneering

    Scope community members please find below the poem I wrote for scope just using 26 words part of 2.6 to raise money for scope charity. I would appreciate to hear what other people in scope community think about my poem and I don’t know how to set up a just giving page

    Thank you poem for scope 

    You are truly amazing and kind

    You were there for me in my hour of need.

    Now it’s time to help you Scope 

    Thank you again  

  • AilsAils Community champion Posts: 2,214 Disability Gamechanger
    A great poem, @Globster!  Well done!  Thanks for sharing.  :smile:
    Winner of the Scope New Volunteer Award 2019.   :)
  • Richard_ScopeRichard_Scope Administrator Posts: 2,000 Scope community team
    Hi everyone. This Friday I'm pushing myself 2.6 miles, which is just over 6 times around my area. I'm trying to raise money for Scope the Disability Charity. It would be great if you could sponsor me. Please donate as much or as little as you can!

    Richard's around the Block JustGiving page
    Scope
    Specialist Information Officer - Cerebral Palsy
  • AilsAils Community champion Posts: 2,214 Disability Gamechanger
    This is fab, @Richard_Scope!  Good luck for Friday!  :smiley:
    Winner of the Scope New Volunteer Award 2019.   :)
  • Richard_ScopeRichard_Scope Administrator Posts: 2,000 Scope community team
    Thanks, @Ails :)
    Scope
    Specialist Information Officer - Cerebral Palsy
  • Adrian_ScopeAdrian_Scope Administrator Posts: 6,420 Scope community team

    A brave disabled man from Cornwall has raised nearly £15,000 for charity after taking on the 2.6 Challenge. Gabe Judge walked 0.26 miles over two days to raise money for disabled charity Scope, and has now increased his challenge to 2.6 miles as his fitness has improved. The 21-year-old from Illogan was born eight weeks prematurely and has cerebral palsy, autism, epilepsy and is blind. Against all the odds, Gabe has the confidence and acquired the skill to crawl happily around the house, and to also use a walker. The 2.6 Challenge asks people to take part in any activity they like involving those numbers - from running 2.6 miles to holding an online workout with 26 friends. The aim of the challenge is to 'save' the UK's charities during these difficult times.

    Source: Cornwall Live

    If anyone fancies backing Gabe's efforts in the 2.6 Challenge, you can donate to his Just Giving page.
    Senior Community Partner
    Scope
  • RonniRonni Member Posts: 12 Listener
    Is this project. You could simple one as group 26 people over 26 days send out smiles to get donate £1 . Each collect smiles. That £26 each x 26 about 650.  Send this msg on face book
    26 :D SMILES FOR SCOPE. With to the just giving of or somthing like that
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