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Like so many charities across the UK, the Ben Kinsella Trust has been hugely impacted by the cancellation of thousands of fundraising events due to COVID-19.

The Ben Kinsella Trust works with thousands of young people every year educating them about the dangers of knife crime and like so many other charities they have seen fundraising fall to an all-time low following the postponement of a number of high profile events including the London Marathon.

In response, the organisers of the biggest mass participation sports events across the country have come together to create a new campaign called the 2.6 challenge to raise vital funds to help our fundraising and save the UK’s charities. The challenge will last for a week. The 2.6 Challenge is open to anyone of any age – the only requirement is that the activity must follow the Government guidelines on exercise and social distancing.

The Ben Kinsella Trust are taking part in the 2.6 challenge campaign and are encouraging supporters to take part to raise much needed funds.

Patrick Green, CEO of The Ben Kinsella Trust, said

“This is an unprecedented time for our charity, and is our biggest challenge to date. The two point six challenge is a brilliant opportunity to raise much needed funds for vital causes across the country. We need the public’s help now more than ever before to help us to keep going and keep young people safe”.

Update 28th May: The 2.6 Challenge has now closed and we are no longer fundraising for this event. If you would like to donate to us, you can still do so below. Thank you.

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Your donation will help us to educate children about the dangers of knife crime and help us to acheive our vision: that no family or community should suffer the loss of a life to knife crime

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