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  • Writer's pictureKaty Leach

The 2.6 Challenge: We Need You!

Updated: May 4, 2020

Join the nation for The 2.6 Challenge, and take part in any activity of your choice to support Rights for Peace, and help us to continue peace-building efforts in fragile states

The coronavirus pandemic has resulted in the cancellation of many fundraising events, including the London Marathon which was due to take place on the 26th of April. Thousands of UK charities have been hugely impacted by the loss of income that this event generates. As a result of COVID-19, Rights for Peace has lost important opportunities to raise funds. Like many other organisations across the UK, we are participating in The 2.6 Challenge to help to support small charities through this difficult period.

To join The 2.6 Challenge, simply partake in any activity that relates to the numbers 26 or 2.6. People have baked 26 cookies, completed 26 push-ups and even built a 2.6-metre lego tower! The only requirement is that you follow the Government guidelines on exercise and social distancing.



2 simple steps to DONATE:

  1. Click here to donate

  2. Donate £26, or whatever you are able to offer, to Rights for Peace

6 simple steps to FUNDRAISE:

  1. Get inspired! Have a look at other peoples' amazing 2.6 challenges on social media

  2. Decide on your own 2.6 challenge - ideas small or big, we support all contributions!

  3. Click here to set up your own fundraising page for the Rights for Peace 2.6 Campaign

  4. Ask your friends and family to sponsor you and challenge them to do their own 2.6 Challenge

  5. Complete your challenge!

  6. Share a photo or video of your challenge on social media. Remember to tag @peace_rights and use the hashtag #TwoPointSixChallenge



Coronavirus has placed great limitations on our fundraising opportunities, meaning we have to be creative with thinking of new ways to raise money in a socially-distanced world. We are working hard to adapt to the changing needs of our in-country partners, such as SSYPADO, and to ensure the impact of COVID-19 doesn’t damage our ability to support peace-building work in these states. 

Fragile states are especially vulnerable at this time. More than ever, peace-building in these states is vitally important. In countries like South Sudan, community divisions risk being exacerbated due to the extra pressure on resources as a result of COVID-19. The virus is especially threatening to internally displaced peoples who are in overcrowded camps with limited access to hygiene facilities.

Read more about the impact of coronavirus on divisions in fragile states here.

Taking part or donating to our 2.6 campaign will help fund the work we do to support peace-building efforts and prevent exacerbations of divisions at this time.

Flickr, Dzaipi Refugee camp, Adjumani, Uganda ©IFRC/Rose+Sjölander



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