To date, thousands of people across the UK have taken part in the 2.6 Challenge raising over £9million for the UK’s charities.

Katharine House has had a very creative response to the challenge from our local community with a whole range of challenges taking place to raise money for the hospice, including horse rides, runs, and a sponsored silence.

We’d like to say a very big thank you to everyone who signed up to the challenge raising over £4,000 (and counting) by creating their own Just Giving pages or through our own donations page to support our work. We think you’re amazing!

Our 2.6 Challenge Heroes

You can find out more, and donate to any of these challenges, by visiting the following links to the supporters' Just Giving pages.

Hook Norton Football Club are ‘keeping the lads in shape’ following the football season coming to an early end by running, walking, jogging, hopping, scooting, cycling and dribbling their way across 26 miles over a 2-week period.  

Madeleine pledged to walk up and down the disabled ramp outside her house at least 26 times. Madeleine, who is now 85 years old and was once a professional ballet dancer with the Royal Ballet, suffers from arthritis but was inspired by Captain Tom to challenge herself in support of Katharine House, saying 'I am a great admirer of the wonderful work you do.'

Julie is hacking around her village twice in 26 minutes on Alfie, the rescued horse. After being neglected in his previous home, Alfie now has a lovely life with Julie, but has had to battle his own health problems. Julie works for Katharine House and was inspired by the lovely Alfie.

Crocheting hero bears is crocheting 26 hero bears, which can be yours for a small donation. Cherida also works for the hospice and is passionate about our work because her mother was cared for in our Inpatient Unit six years ago.  

Anna is doing a sponsored TOTAL SILENCE for a FULL 26 hours because the loving care given by staff merits our support.

Hazel and her daughter Sophie are completing a 26 mile bike ride because Hazel’s dad was a day patient with us before he passed away. Hazel says that, ‘he loved coming to you - it really brightened him up when he was having bad days.’ She goes on to say, 'I would do anything to raise awareness of this much-needed hospice. Sophie is really enjoying the challenge, she is a very kind-hearted girl and is loving that we have raised money especially for this cause as she misses her grandad and has few memories of him.’

Sienna was joined by her friends, dancing 260 moves across 26 miles. Sienna wanted to get involved as we were able to help her Nan.

Oliver is running as far as possible, aiming to run 6km in 26 minutes because, 'My mum is a nurse at Katharine House Hospice and she has currently had to move out because she is working directly with patients with Coronavirus. I love running and several members of my family would have been doing the London Marathon on Sunday 26 April.'

Jenny is running 26km for Katharine House Hospice in Oxfordshire, 'to support this charity during the Covid-19 pandemic and in memory of my Grandma, who they cared for during her final stages.'          

Burt is walking 260 miles in 31 days. 

Joseph is running a marathon in 6 days because of Covid-19 because he wants to make a difference.    

Roly is aiming to lose 2.6lb over 2.6 weeks + 2.6 weeks, because it will be a real challenge to lose 2.6kg in 5 weeks!           

Laura is walking 26 miles in 2.6 days, maybe even running some of it, which is something that she really feels is a challenge for her to help make every moment matter.

Find out more

To read more about the 2.6 Challenge and other virtual fundraising events that Katharine House is organising during lockdown, see our What's On page.

Visit the KHH What's On page >