2.6 Challenge raises more than £4.6m for UK charities

2.6 Challenge raises more than £4.6m for UK charities

Events took place on Sunday which should have seen the London Marathon

More than £4.6 million has been raised for UK charities by people completing various challenges in lieu of the London Marathon.

The 40th edition of the sporting event was replaced by the 2.6 Challenge on Sunday after it was postponed due to the coronavirus pandemic.

Race organisers launched the campaign to help the charity sector which is facing a £4 billion shortfall, according to the National Council for Voluntary Organisations.

The event - which took place on the day the marathon was due to be held - has seen thousands of people take part in various gruelling, fun and unusual challenges based around the numbers 2.6 or 26.

Published: by Radio NewsHub
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