The 2.6 Challenge

Have you heard about The 2.6 Challenge?

Well, like for so many other charities throughout the land, COVID-19 has been devastating for Dorset Blind Association’s finances due to the lost income from cancelled fundraising events: most notably our annual Motor Show.

In response to the current crisis facing us and other charities, a new fundraising initiative has been set up to try and help us brave the storm: and the best thing is, you can do it anywhere – including your own home!

The challenge can be anything you dream up, as long as it incorporates the number 2.6 or 26 and be on or from Sunday 26th April (the 40th London Marathon, which is the world’s biggest one-day fundraising event, was meant to take place this day, you see).

There are loads of things you could do: run 2.6 miles; do 26 minutes of juggling; complete 26 laps of your garden; if you’re a real sucker for punishment, try and make it through 26 minutes of that atrocious London Has Fallen film – even bearing 2.6 minutes would be an achievement! Anyway, there’s a host of ideas available here on the official page.

There are no rules– apart from the Government guidelines on how to exercise safely during this time, naturally – and the challenge is suited to people of all ages and abilities. The main thing is to get busy, have fun and pledge whatever you can to fundraise to save the UK’s charities.

You can donate here or fundraise here via JustGiving or donate directly via the DBA page. Once you’ve set up a fundraising page, don’t forget to post it on social media with the hashtag #TwoPointSixChallenge and tag us. Likewise, do the same with any photos you post on social media platforms so we can share with our followers:

Facebook – @DorsetBlind
Instagram – @dorset.blind
Twitter – @DorsetBlind

Go on: be a Home Hero and raise funds from your lounge, garden, bedroom or balcony. Or bath! Ooh, and please do share this with your chums by nominating them as well so they can think about pitching in too!

Any questions? Please email Gareth at