Sunday 26th April
Get involved this Sunday!
Coronavirus has changed all of our lives.
We’ve missed out on fun events, seeing friends and family and we’re spending more time at home than many of us would like.
The Covid-19 pandemic has led to the postponement and cancellation of all of our upcoming fundraising events. This will have a huge impact on our services that aim to continue to support those affected by brain injury.
We need you more than ever.
On Sunday 26th April, the 2.6 challenge launching in place of the 40th anniversary of the London Marathon. We’re challenging you to take part.
With our fundraising events being postponed and cancelled, we need our support more now than ever. The #TwoPointSixChallenge is a simple and fun way to do your bit from home or as part of your daily outdoor exercise.
The 2.6 Challenge can be anything that works for you. You can run or walk 2.6 miles, 2.6km or for 26 minutes.
You can do it in your home, or garden if you have one. For instance, you could go up and down the stairs 26 times, do a 26-minute exercise class or get 26 people on a video call and do a 26-minute workout – anything you like.
The challenge will last for a week and is open to anyone of any age – the only requirement is that the activity must follow the government guidelines on exercise and social distancing, so remember to stay safe.
We’d love you to get involved.
Ways to be a home hero…
It’s totally up to you. Just think of an activity based around the numbers 26 or 2.6. Like a 2.6 mile run in fancy-dress, as many sit-ups as you can in 2.6 minutes or 26 minutes of yoga!
Show your support
Now you’ve decided what you’re going to do, get your fundraising page set up to donate. Search for ‘Headway Oxfordshire’ and click to donate.
Shout about it and share your story using #TwoPointSixChallenge.
25k Training Completed in Lead up to Marathon This Sunday
Amy Gordon, brain injury survivor and our London Marathon runner, completed 25k on her cross-trainer as a warm up to what would have been the 40th anniversary London Marathon this Sunday. Instead, Amy aims to complete a marathon in her garden on her cross-trainer.
If you would like to support Amy, you can donate at http://26miles.co.uk.
Good luck Amy!