CancerCare Challenge Success!

With lots of our fundraising events being postponed or cancelled, and the launch of additional support services helping the community through the coronavirus outbreak, CancerCare asked you to take on The 2.6 Challenge and fundraise from home!

We loved seeing all the creative activities you thought up around the numbers 2.6 or 26 and you did us so proud, raising a whopping total of £7,584! Funds raised will make a huge difference to families in our local community coping with cancer other life-limiting conditions, particularly during these especially difficult circumstance.

Below are a few of our favourite challenges…

Sienna's plum tree triumph!

Sienna's plum tree triumph!

Our youngest participant, two-year old Sienna was sponsored to run 26 laps around the big plum tree in her garden.

Mum, Clare said “Due to an underlying health condition, Sienna has had to be shielded and therefore been confined to the garden since Lockdown. In order to get rid of some of her energy Sienna has spent a great deal of time running around the garden.

During the challenge Sienna made us all so proud as she had a huge smile on her face the entire time. She didn’t even want to stop and ended up running quite a few more laps despite the high fives and cheers   when she’d completed the challenge!”

Sienna's JustGiving page

Alison's Tour de Lounge

Alison's Tour de Lounge

CancerCare Head of Operations, Alison was one of the first to sign up to The 2.6 Challenge and spent a day on her home exercise bike clocking up an impressive 260km. 

Alison said “I was kept going by the great messages of support that people were sending throughout the day and a special playlist of music put together by my colleague, Thea. I also made sure to schedule in stops to re-fuel with cups of tea!”

Alison’s JustGiving page:

Siblings succeed!

Siblings succeed!

Siblings Poppy, Matilda & Sam from Ulverston ran 2.6miles as part of the #TwoPointSixChallenge and raised £425 for CancerCare!

Matilda said "Sam smashed it. Me and Polly didn't think we could do it but we did""

Poppy, Matilda & Sam’s JustGiving Page:

Richard's bite-sized marathon

Richard's bite-sized marathon

The 2.6 Challenge was organisers by the London Marathon after the event was postponed and Richard from Kendal challenged himself to run 26.2miles (a marathon distance) over 7 days!

Richard called his challenge “The Long Plod” and said it inspired him to get his daily exercise and fresh air whilst raising money for an amazing local charity.

Richard’s JustGiving Page:

Singing sensation!

Singing sensation!

A group of 26 singers from Lancaster & Morecambe Amateur Dramatics Societies got together to record a video of ‘Lean on Me’. The project, called ’26 Voices’, aimed to raise funds as well as spread the message that CancerCare are working in the pandemic to support those coping with cancer or life-limiting conditions.  

26 Voices JustGiving Page:

CEO's Hilltop Hike

CEO's Hilltop Hike

CancerCare Chief Executive, Maria successfully completed her #TwoPointSixChallenge of climbing 26 hills over 7 days and raised over £2,500 for the charity!

She even donned a customised CancerCare T-shirt during the challenge!

Maria said "I have really enjoyed being part of the great team effort of many CancerCare supporters who were taking on the #TwoPointSixChallenge.

The funds that have been raised will help to provide much-needed counselling & bereavement support for many of the local people we support who are feeling particularly anxious or isolated at the moment.

Thank you to everyone who has taken part in a fundraising challenge or given sponsorship - you have made this possible!"

You can still donate to Maria's challenge at:

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