Sue has finished her 2.6 challenge ahead of schedule. She has knitted 2.6 special edition Nystagmus Network mascots in less than 26 days!
Each mascot wears running kit to signify that the 2.6 challenge was intended to replace this year’s London Marathon, cancelled due to the pandemic.
So far, Sue has raised £315 in sponsorship for the Nystagmus Network. She hopes to raise even more funds for the charity as the mascots are now on sale in the charity’s online shop.
From now until 26 May, this is Sue’s daily schedule:
45 minutes yoga
8 hours working at the Nystagmus Network
1 hour walking her dogs
Then carry on with her Two Point Six Challenge for the Nystagmus Network: knitting 26 mascots by 26 May.
Sunday 26 April 2020 was to have been the date of the London Marathon with runners raising £millions for UK charities.
The Nystagmus Network’s runner, Adam, is still training to run in the postponed race in October.
Meanwhile, the organisers have launched The Two Point Six Challenge to help save the UK’s charities by giving us an opportunity to raise some funding to keep us going. It’s also completely safe and a bit of diversion during lockdown.
The Nystagmus Network’s Sue is amongst those taking up the challenge.
The idea is that you set yourself a target based around the numbers 2, 6, 2.6 or 26.
Sue says: “I can’t run a marathon, but I can knit!
Nystagmus Network mascots usually wear woolly hats and scarves, but for my 2.6 challenge I’m going to knit 26 mascots wearing running kit by 26 May. Please sponsor me if you can and wish me luck!”
Calling all nystagmus heroes …
You, your family and friends are warmly invited to take part in The 2.6 Challenge from Sunday 26 April to help to save the UK’s charities.
The Covid-19 pandemic has had a devastating effect on charities, with the cancellation of 1,000s of events and the loss of £billions in fundraising income.
In response, the organisers of the biggest mass-participation sports events across the country have come together to create a new campaign to raise vital funds to help to save the UK’s charities, including the Nystagmus Network.
The 2.6 Challenge will launch on Sunday 26 April – the original date of the 40th London Marathon, the world’s biggest one-day annual fundraising event.
We’re asking you to take part in an activity of your choice based around the numbers 2.6 or 26 and fundraise or donate to support the Nystagmus Network with twopointsixchallenge.co.uk
People of all ages are taking on The 2.6 Challenge with all kinds of activities – from walking, running or cycling 2.6 miles, juggling for 2.6 minutes, to holding online workouts with 26 friends.
The ideas and options are endless!
Just remember, please, that you must follow Government guidelines on exercise and social distancing.
Most people are taking part from Sunday 26 April, but you can do your activity whenever suits you best.
There are just five simple steps :
1. Dream up your 2.6 challenge – if you need help there are lots of ideas here
2. Head to twopointsixchallenge.co.uk to donate £26 – or the amount of your choice – to the Nystagmus Network or to set up a fundraising page
3. Ask all your friends and family to sponsor you and challenge them to do their own 2.6 Challenge
4. Complete your challenge
5. Share a photo or video of your challenge on social media using #TwoPointSixChallenge
We hope you’ll join the nation in The 2.6 Challenge to support the Nystagmus Network and help to save the UK’s charities.
THANK YOU for your support