Join our #NHSheroes for The 2.6 challenge

    The 2.6 Challenge

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    Take part in The 2.6 Challenge and support our NHS heroes at Addenbrooke’s and the Rosie hospitals

    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.

    No need to be a marathon runner to take part, just get thinking of an activity based around the number 2.6 or 26. Whether it’s running around your garden for 2.6 miles, doing 26 minutes of yoga, juggling for 26 seconds or flipping 26 pancakes.

    The only requirement is that you must follow Government guidelines on exercise and social distancing.

    Join the rest of the nation for The 2.6 challenge and help raise vital funds for Addenbrooke’s Charitable Trust!

    Get involved

    Create a JustGiving page and start collecting donations from your family and friends

    or Text 26CHALLENGE to 70450 to donate £20

    Don’t forget to share on social media what you are doing using #twopointsixchallenge #NHSheroes and tag @ACTcharity

    Thank you for helping our hospital and our NHS heroes. Your support means so much to those on the frontline.

    If you have any queries please do get in touch, we’d be more than happy to help – email

    Upcoming Events

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    The 2.6 Challenge

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