The 2.6 Challenge

From 26 April
At home!
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Take part in the 2.6 Challenge from Sunday 26 April and help provide clean water and handwashing facilities to stop the spread of coronavirus. Just £26 could provide three families in West Africa with handwashing stations and 10 bars of soap.

What is the 2.6 Challenge?

This challenge is for all ages and all abilities - all you need to do is think of an activity based on the numbers 2.6 or 26.

Your challenge could be anything from 26 minutes of yoga, a 2.6km egg and spoon race, running or cycling 2.6 miles or 2.6km (whilst keeping to the 2m social distancing rule), or make a meal with 26 ingredients…you get the idea!

How to take part in the 2.6 Challenge

1. Decide on your 26 or 2.6-related activity.

2. Set up a fundraising page or donate any amount you like to take part.

3. Share your plans on social media using #TwoPointSixChallenge and tagging @WaterAidUK. Keep us updated with how you get on during and after your challenge too!

4. Take on your challenge on or around 26 April. Or for the ultimate challenge, you could do something every day for 26 days!

Join the 2.6 Challenge now

Why we need your help

WaterAid Malawi distributed handwashing facilities and supplies to Bwaila Hospital.
Our team in Malawi building handwashing facilities at a hospital, to help prevent the spread of COVID-19.

We all know handwashing is one of the first lines of defence against coronavirus, but globally 4 in 10 people don’t have anywhere to wash their hands. Our teams are racing to reach more communities than ever with clean water and information about good hygiene. Will you take on this challenge to help them do it?

Just £26 could provide three families in West Africa with handwashing stations and 10 bars of soap.

See our supporters in action!

Get fundraising or donate

You can use JustGiving or Virgin Money to collect sponsorship. Share your page with friends and family. Or you can give a donation to take part if you'd prefer.

Share with the world

Share photos or videos of your progress on social media using #TwoPointSixChallenge. Make sure to tag us using @WaterAidUK, too - we'd love to see what you did!