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COVID-19 Events Update

14 May - 31 July 2020

Due to the coronavirus pandemic, many challenge events for 2020 have been postponed or cancelled. We are keeping our challenge events up to date on our website as much as possible with any event news or postponement dates. That said, there are still loads of ways you can get involved from home to support Together for Short Lives. This page is filled with ideas for how you can continue to support whilst social distancing. Thank you for helping to continue making a difference for the seriously ill children and families we are here for throughout this challenging time!

Getting started

The easiest way to get started to support us is to set up a Just Giving page. There are just a few simple steps to set up your page, and then all you have to do is share the link with your family, friends and colleagues so they can make a donation.

Check out our ideas below or the resources along the side of this page for some inspiration on what your virtual challenge can be.

If you need any help or have any questions you can get in touch with us on

Virtual Running Challenges

Check out Run for Charity’s incredible virtual running challenges! Everything from climbing Everest to running Gotham city, you can be a superhero and help raise funds for seriously ill children (plus you’ll get a shiny medal for your efforts!).

Working from home challenges

You can still support us while you are working from home. A few ideas include:

  • Donate your commute – if you usually would be paying for petrol, bus or train tickets to get to and from work, why not bank those pennies you are saving to support Together for Short Lives?
  • Bank your beer – speaking of saving pennies, if you would normally be heading out to the pub for a pint on the weekend, you could also donate your social savings!
  • Birthday bonanza – if you are celebrating a birthday during covid-19, why not ask your friends and family to make a donation with the funds they would have spent on celebrating your birthday?
  • Quizmaster – host your own virtual quiz and ask participants to pay a donation as an entrance fee.

Create your own challenge event

Just because there aren’t any marathons or treks taking place right now, doesn’t mean you can’t create your own challenge to help you reach your goals and support Together for Short Lives. Some ideas include:

  • Taking inspiration from Captain Tom and set a goal number of lengths you want to walk of your garden.
  • Taking on your own running challenge – set yourself a target number of miles in a day (5k, 10k, half or full marathon), or you could even set a target for distance for the week. Get your neighbours involved to help cheer you on!
  • Set yourself a stair climbing challenge.
  • Get stepping with a step challenge!

2.6 Challenge

The Virgin Money 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. This has inspired the ‘2.6 Challenge’, which can be any activity you like – from running 2.6 miles to holding an online workout with 26 of your friends, to 26 hula hoops.

Check out the 2.6 Challenge page and Just Giving page for inspiration and information.

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