Dr Nick Owen MBE PLUS

Working in and on the Business of Cultural Education

Day 26 the 2.6 Challenge done, dusted and donations now welcome!

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The UK’s mass participation event industry come together with the crowd funding website, JustGiving, in April 2020 to launch The 2.6 Challenge, a nationwide fundraising campaign intended to Save the UK’s Charities. The onset of Covid-19 in early 2020 saw the income of many charities plummet, so the 2.6 Challenge was an attempt to repair some of that damage.

At The Mighty Creatives we decided to use the campaign to help us support some of our most vulnerable children and young people across the East Midlands: the many young people who are leaving care and who need help to make the transition from care to independent living. This is a huge step at any time for these young people: navigating independence alongside the isolation of the coronavirus crisis gives them additional challenges and pressures which were unimaginable just a few months previously.

My contribution to the campaign started on the 26th April by deciding to cycle at least 2.6km per day in 1km increments so that I would be cycling at least 26km after 26 days.

By Day 26 the Challenge was done and finally dusted. It was a story of several numbers:

Over 405km cycled…
Over 2170m climbed…
Over 46 hrs en route…
Over 75 ‘A-Ha’ moments of discovery…

And Team TMC as a whole has so far raised nearly £5000 to support children and young people in care.

If you were thinking of giving, but haven’t quite got around to it yet… now’s your chance! Your numbers will make all the difference!  You can help here.

Thanks to all of you who continue to make this happen 

Author: drnicko

Cultural Architect

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