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:

  1. Dream up your 2.6 challenge – if you need help there are lots of ideas here or download an activity pack

  2. Head to to donate £26 – or whatever you can afford – to The Oxygen Works or to set up a your own JustGiving page.

  3. Ask all your friends and family to sponsor you and challenge them to do their own 2.6 Challenge

  4. Complete your challenge

  5. Share a photo or video of your challenge on social media with #TwoPointSixChallenge and #TheOxygenWorksNowBreathe, remember to tag us on Facebook @theoxygenworks and on Instragram 

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

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.


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