At Aspens, we offer support and a variety of services for children, their families, young people and adults with a range of disabilities, complex needs and those on the autism spectrum.  Like so many UK charities we have been impacted by the cancellation of fundraising events due to COVID-19

The 2.6 Challenge has been launched by the organisers of the London Marathon and starts this Sunday 26th April - why not join in the fun and raise some money for Aspens at the same time?

About the 2.6 Challenge

The Covid-19 pandemic has had a catastrophic effect, with the cancellation of thousands of events and the loss of billions in income through fundraising events.

The Virgin Money London Marathon alone, which should have taken place on Sunday 26 April, is the world’s biggest one-day fundraising event, which raised more than £66.4 million for thousands of charities in 2019.

Many of these charities, including Aspens, have had to reduce or stop services at a time when vulnerable members of society need them most; thousands of staff have been placed on furlough and many charities will not survive the next few months.

The 2.6 Challenge lasts for a week and provides an opportunity for some fun exercise whilst supporting a good cause. The Challenge is open to anyone of any age - the only requirement is that the activity must follow the Government guidelines on exercise and social distancing, remembering to stay local.

For more information on The 2.6 Challenge, visit        

How to do the 2.6 Challenge for Aspens

Aspens is asking you to get involved and help raise money to support us in our work. We're asking you to dream up an activity based around the numbers 2.6 or 26 - it will be a great opportunity to get active and have fun with family and friends.

Ideas of what you can do:

  • Walk, run, jump or hop 2.6 miles or
  • Walk up the stairs 26 times 
  • 26 minutes of exercise, perhaps involve 26 friends and do this on video call with each other
  • Catch 26 consecutive throws
  • Kick a football 26 times

Raise money for Aspens with the 2.6 Challenge

You can raise money for Aspens following this link to our Charity Checkout page, where you'll see details of how to set up your own fundraiser for the event and see who else is joining in the fun!

Good luck - and have fun!