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.
In response the organisers of the biggest mass-participation events across the country have come together to create a new campaign called The 2.6 Challenge to raise vital funds to help to save the UK’s charities.
Amber is working incredibly hard to keep music lessons and sessions running online as it’s vital that we continue to support our beneficiaries and their families during this difficult time.
We want you to get involved with the Amber 2.6 Challenge
How to take part:
- Starting from Sunday 26 April, we would like you to perform 2 melodies of your choice, either singing or on your chosen instrument. Make sure you take a quick snap or video so you can share with your friends and family!
- Next, post your photo or video on social media (or send emails) to nominate 6 people to do the Amber 2.6 Challenge of performing 2 melodies, and then nominating another 6 people. Be sure to tag us @theambertrust and use the hashtag #TwoPointSixChallenge.
- Please donate anything you can from £2.60 and up on our Virgin Money Giving page. We need you to encourage friends and family to donate too, so don’t forget to share your photos and videos with everyone!
- If you would rather do something sporty instead, we’d love for you to come up with your own 2.6 Challenge in support of The Amber Trust. There are lots of ideas to inspire you here.
There are no rules – apart from the Government guidelines on how to exercise safely during this time. The main thing is to have fun and pledge whatever you can to help The Amber Trust.
A few of our fantastic music practitioners working remotely.
Do get in touch with us if you’re interested in fundraising for The Amber Trust! If you want to set up your own fundraising page, you can do that here. Don’t forget to link to the 2.6 Challenge Event and to choose The Amber Trust as your charity – of course!
Thank you, and have fun!