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Thank You for Taking on The 2.6 Challenge!

The 2.6 Challenge


We want to say a huge thank you to everybody who took on The 2.6 Challenge in support of Helen Arkell Dyslexia Charity.
You have collectively raised an amazing £4,930 - which will be significantly more with Gift Aid!
These funds will help us continue to support children and adults with dyslexia during the pandemic. 
Thanks so much to everyone who did a challenge and to everyone who sponsored those taking part.
You all rose up to the challenge! Whether you did 26 miles or 26 minutes skipping, each and everyone of you has made a huge difference.
Our team has been so inspired by your efforts and the many creative ways the 2.6 challenge was faced, we wanted to share some of your fantastic exploits!
A massive well done to James who did 2.6k bounces on his pogo stick - a new skill learnt during lockdown!
Charlotte was  supposed to be running the London Marathon on 26th April - instead she was running 2.6 miles in her garden - in her wedding dress!  She is still training for the marathon due to take place in October.  Good luck from us all.


Helen and her daughters, Alisha and Flo, normally work at the finish line of the London Marathon and know how much the event means to charities.  So they decided to cycle 26.2 miles for Helen Arkell:  ' A charity dear to my heart is the Helen Arkell Dyslexia Charity in Frensham, where I completed my training as a specialist dyslexia teacher.'' Heather and Flo cycled along the Basingstoke Canal and Alisha in London.  Thank you for your amazing fundraising!  

Terry dusted off his golf clubs pitched 26 balls into a target - harder than you would think especially when all the balls are different sizes!

Sarah decided to run 6.2 miles for 26 days - thank you so much for your support!

Anita wrote 26 poems over 26 days aiming to produce a quality teaching resource that appeals to both teachers and learners. Each poem is a labour of love!

The Family Sparks 2.6 Challenge saw them skipping, doing press ups, cyclig and painting a watercolour in 26 minutes!

Thanks again to all of you who took part. Without your help, we wouldn't be able to continue supporting people with dyslexia during the pandemic and beyond.


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