The 2.6 Challenge

Join End Youth Homelessness for kick-off of the 2.6 Challenge on Sunday 26th April!

26th April would have been the date of the 40th London Marathon, one of the year’s biggest one-day charity fundraising events, it has now been named the day that the nation rises to the challenge of generating raising much needed fundsing for charities across the country that have been left struggling to maintain their services due to the COVID-19.  

We’re asking you to take part in an activity of your choice based around the numbers 2.6 or 26 and fundraise or donate to support End Youth Homelessness. Set up your fundraising page here to get started! 

The 2.6 Challenge is open to everyone, for as long as you would like, whether you want to walk, run or cycle 2.6 miles, juggle for 2.6 minutes, or workout online for 26 days. The possibilities are endless! 

There are just five simple steps to take:

  1. Dream up your 2.6 challenge (be as creative as you like!) – we’ve got lots of ideas here to get you started.
  2. Head to Just Giving to set up a fundraising page here or donate £26, or whatever you can afford, to End Youth Homelessness
  3. Ask all your colleagues, friends and family to sponsor you and challenge them to do their own 2.6 Challenge
  4. Take on your challenge!
  5. Share a photo or video of your challenge on social media with #TwoPointSixChallenge #EndYouthHomelessness and tag @EYH_UK

For further information on The 2.6 Challenge and for more ideas about what your activity could be, visit 


Whatever you’re able to give, our charity and the young people we support are incredibly grateful for your donation.

£2.60 could be used to purchase activity items for a young person to do during lockdown, this is a great opportunity for them to learn a new skill, build confidence, and have some fun.

£26 could provide a safe night of accommodation and all the support a young person needs to get their life on track

£260 could help a young person get the qualifications they need to get a job as well as enable them to kit out their first home 


If you need anything from us at all, then please get in touch with Annie at We are here to help and support you with anything you need.