WILL YOU TAKE THE 2.6 CHALLENGE?
WILL YOU TAKE THE 2.6 CHALLENGE?
JOIN US IN STANDING WITH THE PEOPLE OF PAPUA IN THIS TIME OF CRISIS
Set up a fundraiser to get family, friends and more to sponsor you doing 26 or 2.6 of… anything you like! 26th April. Help support Papua Partners with our vital response to the Coronavirus.
Do your own fundraising or donate by clicking the button below:
We are all united in our fears and hopes as we experience Covid-19 sweeping across the globe, impacting our nations, our communities and our friends and families.
Can you for a moment imagine living in a densely crowded village where many live closely together in small huts?
There is little or no soap and practically no running water. There is no room for social distancing and very limited, if any hospital facilities. Your fears and hopes of protecting ourselves and those we love are the same as those in the UK, but your chances of stemming the spread of the virus and keeping your family is almost impossible.
Sadly, this is the reality for most indigenous people in Papua right now.
Please, alongside doing all we can to protect those we love at home, can we offer our support to some of the most vulnerable people in the world?
We are striving to respond on the ground in a real and effective way to help protect these Papuan communities but here in the UK, the Covid-19 pandemic has had a devastating effect on many charities finances, with the cancellation of thousands of events and the loss of billions in fundraising income.
Papua Partners, as a small charity, are obviously not immune and this pandemic comes at a time when we need resources more than ever to educate and help the Papuan people access healthcare and protect those they love.
THE GOOD NEWS – AND A FUNFILLED WAY YOU CAN HELP!
What is the 2.6 Challenge?
At a national level, in response to the huge loss of funds, 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.
WHAT & WHEN:
The campaign, The 2.6 Challenge, will launch on Sunday 26 April 2020 – what should have been the date of the 40th London Marathon, the world’s biggest one day annual fundraising event.
The challenge which will last for a week is open to anyone of any age – the only requirement is that the activity must follow the Government guidelines on exercise and social distancing and remember to stay local.
How to take part?
- Dream up an activity based around the number 2.6 or 26 that suits your skills (and follows government guidelines on exercise and social distancing); it can be as crazy as you like! People of all ages can take 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! You can set up your own fundraising page here
- Share your plans on social media with both #TwoPointSixChallenge and #papuapartners.
- Share your plans with us on email@example.com
- Do your challenge on Sunday 26th April!
Alternatively if you don’t want to take part in the challenge but would prefer to donate you can also do so here
Thanks to your ongoing support we are able to provide vital things like clean water, hand washing facilities, soap, and masks in the most vulnerable communities in West Papua.
The mass-participation events’ organisers behind The 2.6 Challenge are: Human Race, parkrun, The Great Run Company, Run 4 Wales, Grounded Events, London Landmarks, Virgin Sport, Limelight Sports, Threshold Sports, Running High and London Marathon Events. The campaign is supported by the Charities Aid Foundation, the Institute of Fundraising, the Small Charities Coalition, the Office for Civil Society, Sport England, Let’s Do This, Virgin Money Giving and JustGiving.