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As many of you may have seen, the #TwoPointSixChallenge has been launched in this week to support UK charities through this difficult time. The Covid-19 pandemic has had a catastrophic effect with the cancellation of thousands of events and the loss of billions in income through fundraising events.


The Virgin Money London Marathon alone, which should have taken place on Sunday 26 April, is the world’s biggest one-day fundraising event, which raised more than £66.4 million for thousands of charities in 2019. We were very lucky to have a couple of runners in this year’s race but unfortunately, their race and fundraising will be postponed until later in the year.

The #TwoPointSixChallenge was created for supporters of all UK charities to take on a challenge however big or small, in their own home, to help keep the charities going and providing vital services to the Community.

Whether it be running or cycling 2.6 miles, doing 26 kick-ups with a football, working out for 26 minutes or learning 26 yoga positions, there is something for everybody! Get the whole family involved and make it a day to remember forever.


Sign up with Herts Young Homeless today and you too could help us continue our services to vulnerable young people across Hertfordshire who are homeless. At a time where many of our young people don’t have a home to stay safe in, our frontline staff are working tirelessly to ensure that support is there for these young people when they need it most. Be a local hero today and choose to support Herts Young Homeless through the #TwoPointSixChallenge.


What you need to do


  • Visit either Virgin Money Giving or Two Point Six Challenge to get started.
  • Click to start fundraising
  • Log into your existing account with either fundraising platform or create a new one.
  • Select the 2.6 Challenge as your fundraiser
  • Search Herts Young Homeless in the charity box and select us
  • Create your page

How it works


Initially, all funds will be sent to the Charities Aid Foundation (CAF). It will hold the funds until early May, at which point they will be distributed to all the charities who have been supported directly by 2.6 fundraisers.


How will these funds be distributed?


The money will be distributed proportionately between all charities that have had fundraisers support them during the campaign across both Virgin Money Giving and JustGiving.

For example, if a charity raises 2% of the total funds raised directly for charities on Virgin Money Giving or JustGiving, they will receive 2% of the total funds held by CAF.