The 2.6 Challenge - Great Western Air Ambulance Charity
Community Blog 4 – community is kindness
April 17, 2020
Our corporate fundraising heroes!
Corporate blog – Our corporate fundraising heroes!
April 24, 2020

The 2.6 Challenge

Join millions of people across the nation coming together as Home Heroes on Sunday 26th April - by joining the #TwoPointSixChallenge for Team GWAAC!

The 2.6 Challenge

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!


Join Team GWAAC for The 2.6 Challenge

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.

How to become a Home Hero for Team GWAAC

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.

  1. Decide on your 2.6 challenge. The more weird and wonderful the better – if you need help there are lots of ideas below!
  2. Click here to donate or raise £26 – or whatever you can afford (£2.60 for example!)
  3. Ask your friends and family to get involved, either supporting your challenge or creating their own
  4. Complete your challenge
  5. Share a photo or video of your challenge on social media with #TwoPointSixChallenge and tag us @GWAAC!

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!


Why Great Western Air Ambulance Charity needs your support

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.

Because of your support GWAAC is able to remain right here and ready to save lives every day. Whether that’s attending a patient with life threatening injury or illness, or supporting the NHS COVID-19 crisis response, we go where we are needed the most.