Words by Ada
Posted 3 months ago

Help fundraise for Ada's 2.6 Challenge

The COVID-19 pandemic has had a devastating effect on charities across the UK, with the cancellation of thousands of events and the loss of 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 – The 2.6 Challenge!

What is The 2.6 Challenge?

The 2.6 Challenge will launch on Sunday 26th April – what should have been the 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 Ada.

All you need to do to take part is think of a way to raise money, you can donate here or send this link to your friends and family to sponsor you. Make sure they mention you in the comment and we'll send our highest earners a pack of Ada swag when we get back into the college!

People of all ages are taking on The 2.6 Challenge with a host of activities – from walking, running or cycling 2.6 miles, juggling for 2.6 minutes! This is for Ada so you might want to make it digital! A virtual coders meetup with 26 friends? What can you make with 26 lines of code? Can you create 26 gifs? The ideas and options are endless!

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The only requirement is 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 is most convenient for you.

Ada has now moved our learning fully online and we want to be able to support our learners who may need extra help to cope. Our support fund will help purchase internet for students who do not have home access, supplies and food for those who will struggle for meals, and will allow us to be a resource for the learners who need us most if other needs arise.

Thank you for your help and we can't wait to see what you come up with!

Join in here!

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