Take the 2.6 Challenge!

The COVID-19 pandemic has had a devastating effect on charities, with the cancellation of thousands of events and the loss of billions in fundraising income. 

Thanks to your generous support, we have awarded more than £10 million in funding to over 260 novel research projects into conditions including cancer, dementia and Parkinson’s. And we have prevented an estimated 1.6 million animals from suffering in laboratories.

We have done so much with your support, and now we count on your continued commitment during this time to continue our mission to achieve animal free research in our lifetime.


We’re inviting you, your family, your friends and your pets to take part in The 2.6 Challenge from Sunday 26th April to raise funds for Animal Free Research UK.

Take part in an activity of your choice based around the numbers 2.6 or 26 and fundraise or donate to support Animal Free Research UK via www.twopointsixchallenge.co.uk

Whether you run around your home for 2.6 miles, do 26 press-ups with your dog on your back, skip for 2.6 minutes with your children, or something else just as imaginative – you will help us be able to continue our vital work to end animal suffering.

The only strict requirement is that you must make sure it is safe, at or near your home and that it adheres to Government guidelines on exercise and social distancing during the lockdown. 

The 2.6 Challenge

Ready for the challenge? 

There are just five simple steps to take:

  1. Dream up your 2.6 challenge – whatever you can do, you can be a part of it!
  2. Head to www.twopointsixchallenge.co.uk to donate £26 – or whatever you can afford – to Animal Free Research UK or to set up a fundraising page
  3.  Ask all your friends and family to sponsor you and challenge them to do their own 2.6 Challenge
  4. Share a photo or video of your challenge on social media with #TwoPointSixChallenge
  5.  Don’t forget to have fun!

We hope you’ll join the nation in The 2.6 Challenge and support Animal Free Research UK. We rely on the passion, kindness and generosity of supporters like yourself, and now more than ever we need your support so that together we can champion kinder science and find treatments for human diseases faster without animal suffering.

Page last modified on April 21, 2020 2:43 pm

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