Join the Nation and take on the 2.6 Challenge to support Only A Pavement Away!

The Covid-19 pandemic has had a devastating effect on charities including ours, with the cancellation of thousands of events and the loss of billions in fundraising income. In response, the organisers of the biggest mass-participation sports events across the country have come together to create a new campaign to raise vital funds to help to save the UK’s charities and Only A Pavement Away is getting involved and we hope you will too!



The 2.6 Challenge will launch on Sunday 26 April – what should have been the date of the 40th London Marathon, the world’s biggest one-day annual fundraising event. Most people are taking part from Sunday 26 April but you can do your activity whenever is most convenient for you!


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 Only A Pavement Away. The aim is for everyone taking part in the challenge to raise or donate £26 to their charity of choice. OAPA is registered with Virgin Money Giving so it’s easy to set up a page – just click on the link below and then select us as your charity of choice.  There are also lots of tips and further challenge ideas on the Virgin Money Giving portal to help you.

Dream up your 2.6 challenge

Because of our roots in the hospitality world, we thought it would be great to try and think up some ideas with that in mind, so perhaps 26 laps of the garden whilst balancing an egg on a spoon, or flipping a pancake or balancing a tray of wine glasses as you complete your activity – The only requirement is that you must follow Government guidelines on exercise and social distancing and please make sure it is also safe!  People of all ages can take part in the 2.6 Challenge
From 2.6 to 26. It’s your choice.
Your challenge. Your Cause!


SHARE. Tell all your friends, family and colleagues about your challenge

SHARE. Challenge them to do their own 2.6 Challenge!

SHARE. On the day of your challenge please share a photo or video of your challenge with us on social media!  We are on Twitter, Facebook, Instagram and LinkedIn.

Don’t forget to use the hashtags
#OAPA #HospitalityistheCommunity #TwoPointSixChallenge


The funds you raise will really help our charity over the coming months in supporting our members and prevent them from any hardship – and once our lives return to normal we will be working hard to help more vulnerable people into work in the hospitality industry !

Please use the form below to drop us a line if you have any queries or need any more information

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