Support KidsOut with the 2.6 Challenge!

Help us raise vital funds for victims of domestic violence by getting involved with the 2.6 Challenge! Either set yourself a challenge to complete on 26th April or sponsor the KidsOut team today!

The Covid-19 pandemic has had a devastating effect on charities, with the cancellation of thousands of events and the loss of billions in fundraising income. KidsOut alone are looking to lose £400,000 from cancelled fundraising events.2.6 challenge Copy (14)

In response, the organisers of the biggest mass-participation sports events across the country have come together to create a new campaign to raise vital funds to help to save the UK’s charities.

The 2.6 Challenge will launch on Sunday 26th April – what should have been the date of the 40th London Marathon, the world’s biggest one-day annual fundraising event. We’re asking you to take part in an activity of your choice based around the numbers 2.6 or 26 and fundraise or donate to support KidsOut!

People of all ages are taking on The 2.6 Challenge with a host of activities – from walking, running or cycling 2.6 miles, juggling for 2.6 minutes, to holding online workouts with 26 friends. The ideas and options are endless!

The only requirement is that you must follow Government guidelines on exercise and social distancing. Most people are taking part on Sunday 26 April but you can do your activity whenever is most convenient for you.

Click here to set up your own Just Giving page and start Fundraising for KidsOut today!

Alternatively, if you cannot take part in this campaign yourself, why not support the KidsOut team instead? A group of KidsOut staff are going to walk 2.6 miles on the 26th April as part of their daily allowed activity. You can sponsor them to raise vital funds for victims of domestic violence!

Click here to sponsor the KidsOut team’s 2.6 Challenge!

The money raised will help KidsOut provide vital Covid-19 relief services as part of the charity’s KidsIn initiative! There has been stark rise in domestic violence as a result of the pandemic. While the coronavirus outbreak has precipitated a sharp increase in the use of foodbanks, just under 10% of the 317 WAFE refuges supported by KidsOut are currently receiving assistance from local foodbanks. This equates to 3,260 families in refuge not being covered by a foodbank, with refuges telling the KidsOut team they are running low on food. Similarly, social distancing measures have compounded the extreme isolation many of these children already face, with most living through this crisis restricted to a single room with their mother and siblings. In the coming weeks and months more mothers and children will require the sanctuary of a women’s refuge. KidsOut needs you rhelp more than ever to support these children.

Your dontations will go toward helping KidsOut deliver food vouchers and toy boxes for these forgotten families. Click here to see what we are doing to help families affected by Covid-19 and how your money can help.

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