Join the 2.6 challenge | Mission Direct

Join the 2.6 challenge

Please set up your own 2.6 Challenge fundraising page or donate to Mission Direct through the 2.6 Challenge web page at – every donation will be increased in value due to The 2.6 Challenge match funding approach.

It has been estimated that charities will lose £4 billion due to the current Covid-19 crisis, due in part to an inability to run some of the services that charities organise, and also because many of the mass participation fundraising events have been cancelled.

One of these was the London Marathon, which was meant to have taken place on the 26th April. They have teamed up with other organisations to create a nationwide mass participation fundraising week from 26 April until 3rd May. It is being called The 2.6 Challenge, and is encouraging people to organise their own sponsored fundraising events along the themes of 2.6 or 26. Fundraisers can do things like run 2.6 miles or hop 26 times on one leg.

In addition to the funds raised by individuals, the 2.6 Challenge organisers have also created a central pot of money that will be distributed to each charity that participates, in proportion to the amount the was raised for them. This will mean that each £1 donation for Mission Direct will be increased in value.

This will be an amazing opportunity for charities to fundraise under the umbrella of a nationally advertised campaign and to benefit from the expected groundswell of goodwill that this will generate.

Please go to, and follow the instructions to either make a donation or to set up your own fundraising page.

To set up your own fundraising page, follow these instructions:

  1. Click the ‘Fundraising’ button
  2. Click to ‘Connect to Justgiving’ button (if you already have a Justgiving account, then log into that, otherwise set one up)
  3. Type in the title for your fundraising page and choose the charity (type in ‘Mission Direct’ to select us). Then click ‘Create page’
  4. You will now have the option to donate to your own page or to visit your page where you can edit the text and add photos.
  5. Once you have created your page, share the web-page address (url) with your friends and family.

To make a donation that will be eligible for the match funding, follow these instructions:

  1. Click the ‘Donate’ button
  2. Type in ‘Mission Direct’ to select us and click ‘Donate’
  3. Type in the donation amount or select one of the pre-written suggested amounts. Justgiving are waiving their normal processing fees but are making a suggestion for an amount to be added to the donation. If you do not want to pay their suggested addition, click on this amount and select ‘Other’ from the drop-down menu. You will then be able to leave this blank. Press continue to provide your card details to complete the donation.

If you need any help with these you can email or call us on 01582 720056.

Happy FUNdraising, and feel free to use any of the images below on your fundraising pages or on your social media.