Now more than ever, charities need our support! As they can’t run their usual events and more people are out of work, their voluntary funding has been drastically cut in many cases. So, enter the 2.6 Challenge! It’s a great initiative to help boost funding for charities around the United Kingdom. On Sunday 26th April, the idea was to set yourself a challenge based around the numbers 26 or 2.6. Then, you could raise money for any charity that’s important to you.
I decided to choose Sands, which are undoubtedly the charity that’s closest to my heart. I set myself an original target of raising £260- which thanks to everyone that supported me, I managed to surpass, raising an amazing £290! So, a huge thank you goes out to everyone who donated.
Sands are a fantastic charity that is dedicated to supporting anyone who is affected by neonatal death or stillbirth and creating a world where this happens less and less. I and Delivered Social have supported them through a number of initiatives, and so I was more than proud to add the 2.6 Challenge to this!
But what was my 2.6 Challenge?
So, most people decided to do some kind of sporting challenge to raise money for their charities. I saw people running 2.6 miles (or even the whole 26 miles), doing 26 laps of their garden, or cycling 26 kilometres. You name it, someone out there has probably done it for their 2.6 Challenge!
However, I decided to do something a little different. What better way to put my skills to use building 2.6 websites in a day? This way, I could get some work done and raise money for a brilliant cause! Apologies to the client left with 0.6 of a website- I promise the last 0.4 of it will be completed this week!
Thank you again to everyone who helped me exceed my fundraising target. I know that Sands are grateful for every penny that they receive, through the 2.6 Challenge or otherwise.
Helping charities is always an amazing thing to do. But do you know how you can help your business at the same time? If you’d like to discuss how to incorporate it into your business, please get in touch today!