The 2.6 Challenge

2.6 Challenge Logo with superhero children

From Sunday 26 April

Join the rest of the UK for The 2.6 Challenge as part of TeamGOSH.

The #TwoPointSixChallenge is your chance to be a StayAtHome Hero and raise funds from your living room, bedroom, balcony or garden…everyone can join in!

Join TeamGOSH for the 2.6 Challenge

The COVID-19 pandemic has meant the cancellation of thousands of charity fundraising 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.

From Sunday 26 April, join the rest of the UK for The 2.6 Challenge as part of TeamGOSH.

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Why TeamGOSH?

The NHS faces an unprecedented challenge fighting the pandemic and we’re all doing what we can to help and support our NHS heroes.

Children have been transferred from hospitals across London to Great Ormond Street Hospital (GOSH), so space in those hospitals can be freed up to focus on adults with COVID-19. GOSH has increased its intensive care capacity to make sure it has room for the UK’s most seriously ill children as it is needed.

Great Ormond Street Hospital Children’s Charity (GOSH Charity) needs your help now, more than ever before, to continue supporting GOSH in whatever way we can as it copes with the evolving crisis and the difficult times that will follow. This might include funding specialist medical equipment, COVID-19 research projects, staff welfare services or direct support for patients and their families.

Be our StayAtHome Hero

The #TwoPointSixChallenge is your chance to be a StayAtHome Hero and raise funds from your living room, bedroom, balcony or garden…everyone can join in!

  1. Come up with any activity idea around the numbers 2.6 or 26 that suits your skills. If you’d like help with fundraising ideas, try our list of ideas here!
  2. Click to donate £26 – or whatever you can afford – 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 with #TwoPointSixChallenge

Join the challenge

How will my fundraising help GOSH Charity?

Your fundraising will make an enormous difference and allow us to continue providing vital support to staff, patients and their families in this challenging time and beyond. We need your help as, together with the rest of the NHS, GOSH battles the COVID-19 crisis.

What else do I need to know?

There are no rules – apart from the Government guidelines on how to exercise safely during this time.

The main thing is to have fun and pledge whatever you can to help seriously ill children at GOSH. They need us and we need you, now, more than ever.