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Join us in The 2.6 Challenge!

The 2.6 Challenge

The 2.6 challenge is a nation-wide virtual challenge taking place from Sunday 26 April 2020. Get your thinking cap on, and set yourself a unique challenge based around the number 2.6 or 26.

There's no denying we've been hit hard by the current crisis.  We are facing a significant loss in income but at the same time we are determined to continue to support children and adults with dyslexia who need our help more than ever.

So we are appealing for your help by inviting you to join in The 2.6 Challenge!

No matter your age, ability or talents there are so many things you can do. From doing 26 star jumps 26 times, to running around the garden for 2.6 miles.  Or even baking 26 cakes in 26 hours!


We can't wait to hear all your weird and wonderful ideas for making 26th April (and beyond) memorable, fun and very worthwhile...

How to get involved
• Choose your activity based around the number 2.6 or 26
• Set up your personalised fundraising page through
• Share your page on social media by tagging @ArkellDyslexia and using #twopointsixchallenge
• Nominate a friend to take on The 2.6 Challenge

The Helen Arkell team are taking part in lots of unique ways! 

Andy is taking on the 'nightmare' challenge of baking 26 cakes in 26 hours (he's never made a cake before...).  Tory is painting a watercolour in 26 minutes, Hazel and family are competing in a 'garden triathlon' for 2.6 hours and Sara is running 6.2 miles every day for 26 days!  

If you would like to make a donation to support them you can do so here - just select Helen Arkell Dyslexia Charity.

The only requirement is that you must follow Government guidelines on exercise and social distancing.  Most people are taking part from Sunday 26th April but you can join in whenever is convenient for you.

Thank you so much from all of us at Helen Arkell Dyslexia Charity - your support means a lot to us.  

If you would like to get in touch please email [email protected] - we'd love to hear from you.








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