THE COVID-19 pandemic has changed many people’s lives and as a result many of us have had to miss out on many different things, including: fun events, seeing friends and family and we are having to spend more time at home than perhaps we would like.
But, the virus has also had an especially large impact on the UK’s charities, who’s work is as vital as ever at this time.
The pandemic has led to the cancelation of thousands of events and the loss of billions of incomes, including our very own yearly Tiger Feet walk, which raises vital money for our Down Syndrome group the Tiger Cubs.
The walk which was meant to take place on the 21st of March ahead of our fixture with local rivals Fulham had to be postponed, meaning the vital funds may not be raised.
As a result, we are supporting the 2.6 challenge, which aims to help charities like us to continue to help support some of the most vulnerable people during this period. The challenge launches this Sunday (26th of April).
This weekend is synonymous across the globe for hosting the London Marathon and this year’s event should’ve been its 40th anniversary, the marathon is the world’s biggest one-day annual fundraising event, which raised a staggering £66.4 million for many different charities last year.
The 2.6 Challenge can be anything that works for you. You can run or walk 2.6 miles, 2.6km or simply just exercise for 26 minutes.
You can do it in your home, or garden if you have one. For instance, you could go up and down the stairs 26 times, do a 26-minute exercise class or get 26 people on a video call and do a 26-minute workout- anything you like.
The challenge will last for a week and is open to anyone of any age- the only requirement is that the activity must follow the government guidelines on exercise and social distancing.
If you would like to do the challenge in support of the QPR Tiger Cubs, the Trust would be hugely grateful for any donations made and you will be helping support one of our amazing groups during these hard times.
For the Tiger Feet 11 Just Giving Page click here