This is just one fundraising event across the UK that has been cancelled due to the coronavirus, with The National Council for Voluntary Organisations estimating that the UK charity sector will lose £4 billion in income as a result of the pandemic.
As a result, organisers of one of the biggest mass-participation sports event in the world, London Marathon, has created a new campaign, The 2.6 Challenge to raise the funds needed to safeguard the future of charities like London Playing Fields Foundation.
The campaign, will launch on Sunday 26 April – on what should have been the date of the 40th running of the London Marathon.
From Sunday 26 April, we are inviting you to take part in an activity based around the numbers 2.6 or 26 and to fund raise or donate to support London Playing Fields Foundation. 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. Examples of activities to take part in are 26 laps of your garden, take your dog for a 26 minute walk or walk up and down your stairs 26 times.