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2.6 Challenge - Calling all the heroes at home!

The 2.6 Challenge is a brand new virtual fundraising event taking place on the original date of the 40th edition of the 2020 London Marathon, the world’s biggest one-day annual fundraising event. On the 26 April we want you to join us, don’t worry, there is no marathon running involved!

We’re asking you to be a ‘home hero’ and do anything around the numbers 2 and 6. The easiest way to get involved is to donate £26. Alternatively you can fundraise by running 2.6 miles on the treadmill, singing 26 songs, skipping for 2.6 minutes or really anything that appeals to you. If you can’t wait to get started then get involved below, or if you need more ideas we have listed some further down the page.

Join the 2.6 Challenge at JustGiving on the button below.


As a charity we are facing our biggest test in recent times.

The COVID-19 crisis is impacting every person’s life across the UK and beyond. For people with epilepsy, every day is a challenge, with loneliness and worry often adding to their healthcare needs.

The income that we rely on to support those with epilepsy has dropped significantly. The good news is that you can help from you home. To support our work, join us and thousands of others in taking on a virtual challenges.

Every pound that you donate and raise will ensure that our committed staff team can continue to offer support to all of those who need it.



Purple Virtual Bake Off

We all love a sweet treat once in a while and some of us fancy ourselves as a bit of a pro in the kitchen! Challenge some friends to a classic bake off contest where you bake 26 identical mini cupcakes, this is a great activity to get the kids involved in during those long home school days.

In this food based challenge presentation and creativity are everything! Get together online for a video call and score each others sweet tasting creations.

You’ll want to win, as the forfeit for the bakers who don’t is to donate £26 between them (2 people donate £13 each, 3 people donate £8.67 each etc).

Donate your morning coffee

Social distancing has meant changes to everyone’s daily routines. Whilst we may miss lots of things, our wallets might not be missing that £2.60 coffee on our commute every morning. To help Epilepsy Society continue supporting people with epilepsy you could donate the price of a week’s worth of coffee. £13 could help us get information packs to 6 people who have been diagnosed with epilepsy.