Take on The 2.6 Challenge for Wooden Spoon

WOODEN Spoon invite you, your family and friends to take part in The 2.6 Challenge from Sunday 26 April, to help save the UK’s charities, and support local projects near you.

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.

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 26 April – what should have been the date of the 40th London Marathon, the world’s biggest one-day annual fundraising event, which raised £66.4 million for charities in 2019.

The aim of this campaign is to raise £67 million for the UK’s charities by the end of April – that’s 2.6 million people raising or donating £26!

How do I get involved?

There are just five simple steps to take:

  1. Dream up your 2.6 challenge – for example you can do 26 laps of your garden, walk up your stairs 26 times, bake 26 fairy cakes or run 2.6 miles. For more ideas click here.
  2. Head to to donate £26.20 – or whatever you can afford ­– or alternatively set up a fundraising page by entering Wooden Spoon Society and clicking ‘fundraise’.
  3. Ask all your friends and family to sponsor you and nominate them to do their own 2.6 Challenge
  4. Complete your challenge
  5. Share a photo or video of your challenge on social media with #TwoPointSixChallenge and tag @charityspoon!

Get Involved

The 2.6 Challenge is open to any age or ability with a host of activities being done. You can also connect your Strava account directly to your fundraise page.

The only requirement is that the activity must follow the Government guidelines on exercise and social distancing, and remember to stay local.

Most people are taking part from Sunday 26 April but you can do your activity whenever is most convenient for you.

We hope you’ll join the nation in The 2.6 Challenge to support Wooden Spoon, help to save the UK’s charities and support projects in your local area.