Imaginations Run Wild as Acorns Supporters Take On The 2.6 Challenge

The 2.6 challenge

What do weighted frog hops, a teddy stroll and squats while carrying a dog all have in common?

They’re just some of the quirky ways supporters of Acorns Children’s Hospice joined The 2.6 Challenge.

Launched by organisers of some of the nation’s biggest mass-participation events to help support UK charities affected by coronavirus, the challenge called on the public to create their own fundraising activities based around the numbers 2.6 or 26.

Our amazing fundraisers let their imaginations run wild for The 2.6 Challenge, which kicked off on Sunday 26 April, the original date for the London Marathon.

Leaping into action was GB athlete Guy Learmonth who completed 26 mini frog jumps.

Northampton School for Girls PE teacher Miss R Lissaman and her colleagues completed their own individual challenges. They ranged from skipping for 2.6 minutes and 26 ball skills to 26 squats with a dog! Acorns was one of the beneficiaries of the group’s fundraising efforts.

Acorns Area Fundraiser Livvy Guglia is mum to two of our youngest challengers. Siena and Rafi took part in a 26-minute step up challenge.

And children’s favourite Paddington Bear pulled on his wellies, duffle coat and old bush hat to embark on a daily 2.6-mile walk with owner Patricia Turner. 

Paddington Bear
Paddington Bear

Feeling inspired? Take on your own 2.6 Challenge and help us to continue providing our vital care to local life limited and life threatened children and their families. 

Be a hero and take on the 2.6 Challenge for Acorns