Calling all of our Superhero Supporters
The COVID-19 pandemic is having a devastating effect on charities like us at The Oxygen Works.
The cancellation of numerous fundraising events and the closure of our centre greatly limiting our ability to generate income is deeply concerning.
However, organisers of some of the biggest mass-participation sports events in the country have come together to create a new campaign to raise vital funds for charities...The 2.6 Challenge
What is The 2.6 Challenge and how does it help The Oxygen Works?
On Sunday 26 April, become a superhero supporter and join the rest of the nation for one of the biggest fundraising days of the year by taking on The 2.6 Challenge.
The 2.6 Challenge is a new fundraising initiative set up in the face of the coronavirus crisis to help save UK charities – and we need you to be part of our team. The people we support will need us more than ever once we are able to re-open our centre. We desperately need your help to continue to provide life-changing care and support services in the Scottish Highlands.
It costs almost £250,000 per year to keep The Oxygen Works doors open, by joining in The 2.6 Challenge for The Oxygen Works, you can raise money to ensure that our centre which have provided support for over 28 years is able to do so for the next 28 and beyond.
Want to know why the work we do is so important to our community? Click here to see a short film below to say what some of our members had to say about The Oxygen Works.
How can I join in?
Great question! And it is super easy to get involved.
People of all ages are taking on The 2.6 Challenge with a host of activities – from
walking, running or cycling 2.6 miles, juggling for 2.6 minutes, to holding
online workouts with 26 friends. The ideas and options are endless!
The only requirement is that you must follow Government
guidelines on exercise and social distancing, and please do not meet up
in groups outwith your own household....we cannot stress this enough.
Most people are taking part from Sunday 26 April but you can
do your activity whenever is most convenient for you
The most important things are that you have fun, raise as much as you can
for The Oxygen Works. So, go on, be a Superhero Supporter for
The Oxygen Works. Start planning your 2.6 inspired challenge today and set up
your JustGiving page by registering now.
The 2.6 Challenge in 5 easy steps
So we know by now you will be digging out your Superhero cape and wearing your pants on top of your trousers so here are the 5 simple steps to take:
Ask all your friends and family to sponsor you and challenge them to do their own 2.6 Challenge
Complete your challenge
For further information on The 2.6 Challenge, including a list of partners and supporters, and for more ideas about what your activity could be, visit twopointsixchallenge.co.uk
The Oxygen Works? Why is our work important?
There are lots of incredible charities that need your support now more than ever so that they can continue to provide essential services to their communities. Our members and supporters are our Heroes, here is what some of them have to say about us.