We asked you to help our child bereavement charity start to fill the deep hole left in our funding by the Covid-19 pandemic. You answered, came out to support us and raised £3000.
You; bounced, ran marathons on treadmills, cycled, hosted and attended fitness classes. You kicked rugby balls, climbed up and down stairs, walked a marathon, ran, squatted with a child on your back and designed garden circuits. You caught 26 coins, had tantrums, mixed music and donated travel costs.
Doug Bewley (pictured) decided not just to complete a marathon on his treadmill on Sunday, but also to run 26.2 miles every day for 10 days! It is a phenomenal commitment and personal challenge from a man who has supported Jigsaw (South East) in so many events over the years. Last year he ran the Brighton Marathon and cycled from John O’Groats to Land’s End fundraising for us.
It is not too late to get involved in the Challenge and support our child bereavement charity by taking part in an activity of your choice based around the numbers 2.6 or 26 and fundraise or donate via our dedicated 2.6 Challenge page.
Sunday 26th April would have been the 40th London Marathon and its organisers’ created the #TwoPointSixChallenge to help raise vital funds for the UK charity sector, which is set to lose £4 billion in income because of the pandemic.
Ria Beal had our first ever, dedicated, charity place for the iconic UK Marathon. Ricky Mowatt, Kathy Binning, Vicky Strange and Doug were all fundraising for us too. This amazing quintet have committed to run either this autumn or next year, and we cannot thank them enough for continuing their gruelling training.