COVID-19 has had a catastrophic effect for many charities across the nation. Due to the cancellation of thousands of events and the loss of billions in income through fundraising events, many charities have had to reduce or stop services at a time when vulnerable members of society need us most.
The public have shown they want to help but many of you don't know how to do it alone. That’s why the #TwoPointSixChallenge has been created - to bring together 2.6 million people on Sunday 26th April with one joint mission: unite the kingdom and raise £67 million together, to support all charities – big and small!
By joining Team GWAAC you’ll become part of the next big story set to unite the nation during COVID-19!
Everybody of any age or ability can join in. Commit to taking part in an activity at home on Sunday 26th April, that involves the numbers 2.6 or 26, and raise or donate £26 to show your support to your local air ambulance crew.
You could do something 2.6 times, 26 times, for 26 minutes, over 2.6 miles or something completely different… the choice is yours!
The only requirement is that you must follow Government guidelines on exercise and social distancing.
Whatever you choose, you will be helping ensure that Great Western Air Ambulance Charity remains right here and ready to save the lives of people in the region, now and in the future.
It’s really easy to take part. Most people are joining in on Sunday 26th April but you can do your activity whenever is most convenient for you.
Most importantly, have fun, raise whatever you can for GWAAC and stick within the government’s guidelines on exercising outside once a day, social distancing and not meeting with people outside of your household.
Become a Team GWAAC Home Hero and start planning your 2.6 inspired challenge today!
Despite the lockdown your Great Western Air Ambulance Charity Critical Care Team are still right here and ready to save lives.
By supporting GWAAC you’d be part of a community of amazing donors who keep our crew responding to people in urgent need, and help us remain operational.
We are completely reliant upon the generosity of the communities we serve because we receive no day to day government or national lottery funding. The average cost of each mission to someone whose life is thought to be at risk is around £2,000.
Our Doctors and Specialist Paramedics in Critical Care are now accustomed to treating COVID-19 patients, assisting the NHS in transferring critically ill COVID-19 patients between hospitals in the region and providing a telephone advice line to ambulance service paramedics, on top of our normal service.