Brighton YMCA joins the 2.6 challenge

We need your help!


Brighton YMCA, one of the largest Brighton charities housing homeless people, is appealing to the public and local businesses for help as a fundraising challenge launches across the nation.

We are taking part in a lockdown-friendly event which aims to help replace some of the fundraising which has been lost due to the Covid-19 pandemic.

The Virgin Money London Marathon alone, which should have taken place on Sunday 26 April, is the world’s biggest one-day fundraising event, which raised more than £66.4 million for thousands of charities in 2019 and for us at  Brighton YMCA is worth thousands of pounds.

As the Virgin Money London Marathon cannot take place as planned, its organisers have created the 2.6 challenge, which is easy for anyone to join in and make a difference for us!

Every small “event” can add up to something worthwhile. All supporters need to do is dream up an activity based around the numbers 2.6 or 26 which suits their skills and donate or fundraise for Brighton YMCA from Sunday 26 April, when the marathon was due to take place.

Examples include running 2.6 (or 26!) miles, walking 26 laps around your garden, or even listening to 26 podcasts!

For more information or to get involved with Brighton YMCA’s 2.6 challenge click here.