Supporting Children and Young People in Care during Covid-19: the 2.6 Campaign

Here at The Mighty Creatives we are taking the 2.6 Challenge to our own mighty level by running a Team-TMC-wide  response which is focusing on raising funds to support children and young people leaving care.

The Challenge

Annually The Mighty Creatives help 100’s of young people leaving care to make the transition from care to independent living. This is a huge step for these young people who find themselves navigating independence alongside the isolation of the coronavirus crisis. With so many more young people vulnerable, isolated, lonely, with limited access to support and in some cases no food in the cupboards, we simply cannot wait to offer them support. The need is now.

But by taking on the 2.6 Challenge, we are making a difference for our children around the region.

Our Response

Staff, trustees, friends and family all chipping into the team effort: everything from running, cycling, walking the dog, working out, exercising, crocheting, learning German and lip synching on TikTok: our team’s ingenuity knows no bounds! You can see details of our campaign here:

I’m personally contributing by cycling at least 2.6km per day, increasing by 1km a day until I hit 26km on 21 May.  Whilst this hardly classes as an Olympian effort, this is no mean feat for me, given the state of my knees, my precarious sense of balance, lousy memory of the Highway Code and the fact that the last time I rode a bike was back in 1992. You can donate to my JustGiving page by clicking here.

Follow us on the Challenge!

You can also track our progress here on this page and that of our team and supporters throughout the month across our social media channels @MightyCreatives and by following #BeMightyBeCreative26 #StayMightyStayCreative

I hope you can support our campaign but even if you can’t help this time, please feel free to share our campaign and encourage your networks to donate to our fantastic cause: helping our young people leaving care to make the transition from care to independent living.

Thanks so much for your help!

Author: drnicko

Awarded an MBE for services to arts-based businesses, I am passionate about generating inspiring, socially engaging, creative practice within educational contexts both nationally and internationally.

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