Support us with the 2.6 Challenge!

The UK’s charities need your help

The pandemic has had a catastrophic effect on the UK’s charities with the cancellation of thousands of events and the loss of billions in income through fundraising events.

The London Marathon alone, which should have taken place on Sunday 26 April, is the world’s biggest one-day fundraising event, which raised more than £66.4 million for thousands of charities in 2019.

The 2.6 Challenge has been set up to help the UK’s charities by encouraging people to fundraise for them while in lockdown.

Why the 2.6 Challenge is important to The Migraine Trust

Many of our events and fundraising activities have been cancelled or postponed including Aileen Hitchins’ London Marathon run, which she was due to run in support of The Migraine Trust.

Aileen has written about the delay and what it feels like for her as a runner. You can read her story here.

How you can help us by being a migraine hero and doing a challenge!

To help us out, all you need to do is think of a lockdown safe activity that is based around the numbers 2.6 or 26 that suits your skills and raises funds to help fund our vital work.

You could do something as simple as pledging to run or cycle 2.6 miles as your daily exercise, completing 260 jumping jacks, to holding a 26 question quiz on video-chat with your friends and family.

Make sure to include as many people as possible in your challenge to drive up your sponsorship, and please raise funds for The Migraine Trust!

All you have to do is follow 5 simple steps

1. Think up your challenge
2. Click this link, and when prompted, choose to fundraise for The Migraine Trust
3. Set-up your fundraising page (which should take less than 5 minutes!)
4. Ask all your friends and family to sponsor you
5. Complete your challenge!

Spread the word!

Let us know what you are doing by emailing us at and posting on social media with the hashtags #migraine and #twopointsixchallenge

Thank you from everyone at The Migraine Trust!