In 2020 the UK’s mass participation event industry came together with JustGiving to create The 2.6 Challenge, a nationwide fundraising campaign launched in response to COVID-19 to Save the UK’s Charities.
This year The Mighty Creatives plan to host once again our very own 2.6 Mighty Challenge!
Ready to support us by taking on the 2.6 Mighty Challenge? You can help us to help the most vulnerable children and young people across the Midlands.
So, on the weekend of the 25th April 2021, we would normally be celebrating the thousands of London Marathon runners making the 26.2 miles across London to raise vital funding for the UK’s charities, just like The Mighty Creatives. But with the continued challenges of coronavirus epidemic it means yet again in early 2021 that so many fundraising events and activities, raising such important funds for children and young people, are at risk of not going ahead.
Here at The Mighty Creatives we are taking the 2.6 Challenge to our own mighty level in 2021, using the campaign to help us awareness and raise vital funds to support some of our most vulnerable children and young people across the region.
Annually we support 100’s of children and young people leaving care living in poverty. We target our support o children in need and those with a social worker.
With so many more children and young people vulnerable, isolated, lonely, limited access to support and in some cases with little food in the cupboards as a result of the pandemic, we simply cannot wait to offer them support. The need is now.
But by taking on the 2.6 Challenge, together we can still make a difference for our children around the region.
The 2.6 Challenge will kick off on 26th April 2021. It is a challenge event that you can do anywhere – yes even in your home.
The challenge can be anything you like – as long as it has the number 26 in it! All you need to do is dream up an activity, donate of fundraise with us, and smash your challenge over 26 minutes, hours or days!
Last year our very own Head of Development, Becky Rose kicked of the team challenge here at The Mighty Creatives, where she set out to run and cycle 2.6 miles per day for 26 days!
But as we are mighty and creative, your challenge does not have to be a physical one. We have already had some fantastic ideas:
– Hosting a virtual dance off with 26 friends
– Singing 26 songs non-stop on a Facebook live
– Pledging to walk up and down the stairs 26 times for 26 days
What ever you do, make sure you stay safe and follow any government guidelines on exercise and social distancing at the time of your challenge.
The Mighty Creatives target is to try and raise over £6.2K to support young people in and leaving care with essential one to one creative mentoring and care packages to support them through personal challenges and crisis points in their lives.
You can donate or fundraise for us via Just Giving. Once you have set up a fundraising page, do not forget to share it on social media with the hashtag #BeMightyBeCreative26 #TwoPointSixChallenge @MightyCreatives
By choosing to support The Mighty Creatives, you are helping children and young people across our region to thrive not just survive the challenges of the post Covid world. The money you raise will make sure these young people are safe, healthy and learning, so they can manage the challenges of social isolation.
You can find out more about what we do to offer Creative Mentoring to children in need here.