York charity encourages everyone to take up the 2.6 challenge to help children with complex needs

Erich Kadow gets some press ups in for Jessie's Fund
26 Apr 2020 @ 4.07 pm
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York-based charity Jessie’s Fund is encouraging people to get involved in the 2.6 challenge to raise vital funds to support its work with children with complex needs or serious illness.

People are being encouraged to do anything that involves the numbers 2 and 6 – linked to the postponed London Marathon that was due to take place today (Sunday, 26 April).

So, it could be running upstairs 26 times a day, making 26 rainbow buns (if you can find the flour!), trampolining for 26 minutes and so on.

Jessie’s Fund supporter Erich Kadow’s challenge includes 26 press ups, 26 reach-squats and a 26 second plank every day for a week. He said:

  • I have been a keen runner and did the London Marathon six years ago. But now my running has been temporarily halted.

    A recent health issue and stay in hospital culminated in my left leg being amputated below the knee. I intend to run again and am fighting my way back to fitness.

    The 2.6 Challenge for Jessie’s Fund will help build my fitness and support a brilliant to charity and the hundreds of children whose lives it transforms every year.

Week-long fundraising

Maxine Peake. Photograph: Brian Minkoff-London Pixels / Wikipedia

The 2.6 Challenge runs for a week from today. Even Jessie’s Fund’s patrons are getting involved. Actor Maxine Peake wants you to get involved too:

“I support Jessie’s Fund because music is a brilliant way of supporting children with complex needs to communicate. And if we don’t keep up the funds a lot of children are going to miss out. Please get involved in the 2.6 Challenge, it will be fun.”

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