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In what would have been one of the biggest weeks of the year for charity, you can join the 2.6 Challenge and do your bit to help save the UK's charities.

The 2.6 Challenge, will launch on Sunday 26 April – what should have been the date of the 40th edition of the Virgin Money London Marathon. From Sunday 26 April, the public is asked to dream up an activity based around the numbers 2.6 or 26. Running until Thursday 30 April, the 2.6 Challenge is open to anyone of any age – the only requirement is that the activity must follow the government guidelines on exercise and social distancing.

Many fundraising events in the UK have been postponed or cancelled due to the COVID-19 pandemic. While we are all hopeful many of these events will go ahead at a later date, many charities across the UK have been left struggling to maintain their services. These charities need our support now more than ever. It's down to you to select your challenge and set up a fundraising page.

No need to be a marathon runner to take part – this is a challenge for all ages and abilities. Whether you're running around the balcony for 2.6 miles, doing 26 press-ups with the dog on your back or bench pressing 26 kilos with your children, we want your help to save the UK's charities.

Live stream it, share it, record it and play your part in the biggest individual mass participation event at home. Help us to inspire the nation by sharing pictures or videos of your challenge on social media using the official hashtag #TwoPointSixChallenge to be part of the campaign.

Find out more and how to donate