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The 2.6 Campaign

Join Springhill and the rest of the nation in the 2.6 Challenge
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With our fundraising events being postponed, including Hospice to Hospice Walk, Women of Rochdale Luncheon and Go Green because of the Covid-19 pandemic, we now face the challenge of continuing to raise funds for the Hospice through this challenging time. 

Up and down the country charities who are facing similar struggles are coming together to take part in the 2.6 Challenge.This national campaign has been launched by the organisers of the UK's biggest mass participation event, the London Marathon. Its aim is to help save UK charities by raising a total of £67 million, approximately the amount raised by the London Marathon which has now also been postponed to later in the year. 

You don’t have to be super fit to take part and you can even take part staying at home!

Be one of our Stay at Home Heroes

From Sunday 26 April, join the rest of the UK for The 2.6 Challenge and raise vital funds to make sure that we are able to continue providing care for our patients and their families during this most difficult time.

Like charities up and down the country, our Hospice still needs to raise funds so that we are able to continue to provide our services to our communities. Our Doctors and Nurses continue to work tirelessly throughout the current Covid-19 crisis to provide the essential care to our patients both at the Hospice and by visiting people in their homes. All of this is only possible with the generous help of you, our supporters. 

Take the 2.6 Challenge for SpringhillGym Woman

The 2.6 Challenge is open to people of all ages and is designed for families, individuals, groups or businesses. To take part all you need to do is create an activity that is related to the numbers 2.6 or 26. This could be something as simple as pledging to run or walk 2.6 miles as your daily exercise, 26 laps of the garden, 26 minutes dancing along to your favourite singer or your very own Bake Off to make 26 biscuits! The only rule is that whatever activity you do adheres to the Governments guidelines on exercise and social distancing. Whatever you do, get involved, have fun and pledge what you can to help.

If you are looking for a little inspiration click here for some great ideas that will get you ready for the challenge.

How do I start Fundraising?

Once you’ve decided on your 2.6 Challenge it’s time to tell everyone!

Click on the link below to open your own Fundraising page on Just Giving. Your 2.6 Challenge page will already be set up for you with Springhill Hospice as your chosen charity. You can then personalise it by adding your own photo, details about what you are doing and why you are choosing to support Springhill.

If you don't already have a Just Giving account, just click on sign up – you just need your email address and a password and you’re off!

Ask your friends and family to sponsor you - and challenge them to do their own 2.6 Challenge. Why not Skype or Zoom them online to see how you’re all getting on? Who’s baked the best biscuits? Who ran the fastest 2.6k? It all adds to the fun! 

Set up your Just Giving Fundraising page here.

Need help setting up your page? Email fundraising@springhill.org.uk and we’ll be happy to help.  

Want to make a donation instead?Superhero Children

You can still support Springhill without taking part in a personal challenge. When you click on the link below choose the Donate button and your money will come directly to Springhill Hospice. Whether it’s £2.60 or £26, or whatever you can afford, you will help us make every moment count. Thank you.

Make your donation to Springhill Hospice here.


The 2.6 Challenge is a national event and general donations made that are not for a specific charity will be distributed out to each and every charity that is taking part. The more money raised for Springhill Hospice through Just Giving during the challenge period the more we will receive. Money raised in any other way, such as Facebook or through our Hospice website will not count towards it. Please use the links above.

Share your activities with us

Keep everyone up to date with your progress by posting a photo or video on your social media. Remember to add the hashtag #TwoPo­in­tSi­xChal­lenge and to tag in Springhill Hospice so we can see and share what you are doing for the challenge. Click the links below for our Social Media pages. 

 Facebook Icon    www.­facebook.­com/­sprin­ghi­llhos­pice/

 Twitter Icon    www.­twitter.­com/­SpringhillHosp

 Instagram Icon    www.­instagram.­com/­sprin­ghi­llhos­pice/

 LinkedIn Icon    www.­linkedin.­com/­company/­springhill-hospice-rochdale-

Alternatively, you can email laura.wild-quinn@nhs.net with your pictures and videos for us to share with our supporters on Social Media.

How to find out more

For further information about The 2.6 Challenge, including a list of partners and supporters,

visit www.­twopo­in­tsi­xchal­lenge.­co.­uk