The Children's Centre 2.6 challenge goes live

#TwoPointSixChallenge will formally be launched on Sunday 26th April and we are asking that you get involved with your children or other family members to push yourself and challenge yourself to do something 2.6 or 26 related.

The 2.6 challenge

Sunday 26th April would have been this year's London Marathon, but due to COVID 19 this event has been postponed until October.

Many charities rely on this event as participants make this their own personal challenge by trying to finish the grueling 26.2 miles at the same time as supporting a charity close to their hearts. Over 43,000 participants were signed up and last year over £66 Million pounds was raised.

Due to the postponement the organisers of the marathon have come up with a fantastic alternative and hopefully with your support, will allow donations to continue when charities need those most.

#TwoPointSixChallenge will be launched on Sunday 26th April and what we are asking is that you push yourself and challenge yourself to do something 2.6 or 26 related. You could skip for 26 minutes, walk 2.6 miles, sponsored silence for 26 minutes, the list is endless.

The Children's Centre is one of those charities being affected by these donations not being received.
The events we tend to run at The Children's Centre are challenge based. We have already had to postpone the Manx 3 Peaks, Race the Sun, Rounder's and Granite Mann. This is why we want to get involved in this initiative, challenge and push ourselves and stay active during these unprecedented times.

Who will you be helping
During these time many individuals, families and businesses are struggling, but here at The Children's Centre, we are witnessing first hand that for some the struggles are real. By you challenging yourself, you will be supporting us by buying food vouchers for those less fortunate. You will be helping to buy gaming vouchers for those children most at risk and not being allowed out of their homes. You will be helping to provide board games or small garden games for families to use whilst self-isolating.

How can you help or get involved?
There are many ways you can help or get involved. There is a list of activities you can do or of course you can come up with your own, then we want you to share what you are doing with friends, family and colleagues. Get everyone involved. They can then do the challenge with you (but at a safe distance) or they can encourage you and push you to achieve something you may not have imagined doing in the past, they can share your challenge or they can donate to show their support to you.

There is a Just Giving page set up just for The Children's Centre, so donating is simple

Click here

We will be sharing links and posters and further information on our social media pages including Facebook  but if you have any immediate questions, please email Sharon & Jane at

Come on, let support each other and push ourselves a little and achieve big.

All monies raised will help us to continue to provide the care and support to our local children, families and young adults.

How can you help?

There are many ways you can support our work.

  • £3,000 per day to run our charitable programmes
  • £7 benefit for every £1 spent on Thriving families programme
  • 40% of local children and young people engaged in our services
  • 16 groups of all ages hosted at the Farm each week