With the cancellation of thousands of fundraising events, charities have lost billions in income and many charities have had to reduce services at a time when vulnerable members of society need them most.
The National Council for Voluntary Organisations estimated that Charities are facing a £4 billion shortfall and so, organisers of the biggest mass-participation sports events across the country came together to create a new campaign to raise vital funds to help save the UK’s charities. They launched the 2.6 Challenge, calling on all Home Heroes to help save UK Charities. We set this challenge to our DC community and have been delighted to see so many students, staff and families taking part and donating to a charity of their choice.
From the Dulwich Community, we saw running 2.6km to 26km, cycling 26km to 126km, displaying football trickery with 26 challenges and completing 26 different activities for 26 minutes and even juggling for 26 minutes. Well done to all those who took part and made vital donations to charities such as MacMillan Cancer Support, Cancer Research, Save the Children, NHS Covid-19 Appeal, Alzheimers UK and Dogs for Autism.
Thank you to everyone for their support and donations.