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Be a home super hero! and join the Get Kids Going! team for the 2.6 challenge

Support Get Kids Going! and join the rest of the UK for the 2.6 Challenge!

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When - From Sunday 26 April onwards
Where - Anywhere you can
Time – Anytime

Help Save UK’s Charities

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 save UK’s charities.

From Sunday 26 April, join the rest of the UK for the 2.6 Challenge as part of the Get Kids Going! team. It's never been more important to come together and show how much you care.

We’d love you to get involved...

The #TwoPointSixChallenge is a fantastic way to raise funds for Get Kids Going! from your bedroom, bathroom, living room, balcony, garden or park... everyone can join in!

All we are asking you to do is come up with an idea around the numbers of 2.6 or 26.

Think of a few fun ideas you can do safely at home or just click here if you would like to donate £26 or more (if you can afford it) – or to set up your Get Kids Going! fundraising page.

  1. Ask all your friends and family to sponsor you and ask them if they would like to do their own 2.6 or 26 Challenge
  2. Compete your Challenge
  3. Share a photo or video of your Challenge on Facebook, Twitter, Instagram using the hashtag #TwoPointSixChallenge

Have a look at these great ideas below to get you started!

  • Run or walk 26 miles in a week
  • Skip for 26 mins
  • Bike 26 miles or kms – indoors or outdoors
  • Sing 26 songs in 26 minutes
  • Bake 26 butterfly buns
  • Read 26 books
  • Watch 26 films
  • Complete 26 crosswords
  • Hold a plank for 2.6 minutes
  • Have an online party with 26 mates!
  • Do 260 press ups
  • Walk a dog for 26 minutes each day for a week
  • Hop on each leg 26 times
  • Do 26 minutes of gardening or weeding
  • Darn 26 socks
  • Hit your tennis ball against a wall for 26 mins or 26 times.
  • Do a keepie-up with a loo roll 26 times
  • Do 26 burpees in 2.6 mins
  • Do a 26 hour sponsored silence
Join the Get Kids Going! team

Sign up to join the challenge via: JustGiving or Virgin Money Giving

How will my donation or fundraising help Get Kids Going!

Get Kids Going! is a national charity which gives disabled children and young people - up to the age of 26 yrs - the wonderful opportunity of participating in sport. We provide them with specially built sports' wheelchairs so they can do: athletics, marathons, tennis, skiing, curling, rugby, sailing, boccia, basketball, snowboarding, table tennis, fencing, shooting, archery, powerlifting and many more sports. Get Kids Going! inspires British disabled youngsters to compete in sporting events, from start to paralympic level, by also giving them sports grants to help with their; training, physiotherapy, sports psychology, travel, competition fees, design and development of sports' equipment etc. With your help many can become world record holders and paralympic champions. Please help us turn their dreams into reality!

What else do I need to know?

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

We want everyone to have fun, enjoy their 2.6 Challenge and donate or fundraise whatever you can to help the many disabled children we have at Get Kids Going! who need a Get Kids Going! sports wheelchair or sports grant so they too can keep active and take part in their chosen sport!

Have a look at all our other events coming up later!


Get Kids Going! is a national charity which gives disabled children and young people - up to the age of 26 yrs - the wonderful opportunity of participating in sport. We provide them with specially built sports' wheelchairs so they can do: athletics, marathons, tennis, skiing, rugby, sailing, boccia, basketball, sledge hockey, table tennis, fencing, shooting, archery, powerlifting and many more sports. Get Kids Going! inspires British disabled youngsters to compete in sporting events, from start to paralympic level, by also giving them sports grants to help with their; training, physiotherapy, travel, competition fees, design and development of sports' equipment etc. With your help many can become world record holders and paralympic champions!.

Our aim is to give support to all our budding paralympians in the build up to the 2021 Tokyo Summer Paralympics, the 2022 Beijing Winter Paralympics and many more such events. Like any aspiring athletes all our youngsters need long-term support, often over many years, to achieve their sporting dreams. Sadly, we are aware of cuts in funding for such youngsters from the government and other sources, and so many of our youngsters are forced to rely on friends and family for financial help. As you can imagine, this causes enormous burdens on many, already cash strapped, families and a constant worry as the cost of participating in their favourite sport is forever increasing.

There are hundreds of talented, disabled, youngsters who have the potential to participate in events throughout the UK and all over the world but receive either none or very little funding and are desperate to achieve their life-long sporting dreams. With your help, together we can turn their dreams into reality and help make them into sporting heroes!

Not only does Get Kids Going! focus on helping disabled young athletes but it also provides manual wheelchairs for children to use every day; at home, at school, and to enable them to play with their friends. These are our wonderful athletes of the future! We believe that all disabled children and young people should receive the right equipment to get them going!.

We support children with all disabilities and from all backgrounds. We take pride in ensuring that any equipment which is out grown is recycled to other children, so our supporters' valuable donations are never wasted. Many people who support Get Kids Going! feel a marvellous sense of achievement and satisfaction. They see that even the smallest donation makes an amazing difference! Get Kids Going! gives disabled children and young people the chance of a life time, freedom, and many wonderful opportunities that you and I take for granted. Opportunities they may never have without you and the support of Get Kids Going! No other charity in the UK focuses on helping disabled children and young people with sport in the same way.

The cost of a bespoke sports wheelchair is about £4,000. A lightweight manual wheelchair is around £3,000. All are designed individually, and perform just like a Formula 1 Racing Car!.

The cost of a sports grant can be anything from £500 to £15,000 per year for each youngster.

In general there are over 200,000 disabled children and young people in Britain who need the help of Get Kids Going!.

Please help us turn their dreams into reality!.

Our work would not be possible if it was not for the hundreds of runners who support Get Kids Going! throughout the year by running events such as the Virgin Money London Marathon, Paris Marathon, BMW Berlin Marathon, New York City Marathon, Royal Parks Foundation Half Marathon, Paris Half Marathon, Tokyo Marathon, Great North Run, taking part in Ride London 100, L'Etape du Tour and the many other events and marathons worldwide. And also the numerous companies, trusts, schools and individuals who kindly give us such valuable donations and support. We'd like to say a big thank you to you all.

 
 






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