2.6 Challenge – help people with bowel disease get through COVID19

We’re in a time of desperate need for people with bowel disease and the NHS professionals who care for them. We need your help to raise funds for research that will be crucial to protecting bowel disease patients – now and in the future.

Bowel cancer screening is suspended, planned care and surgery is being cancelled, and people are understandably worried.

A huge strain is also being placed on medical professionals, who work wonders every day on the front lines.

Research will be crucial to understanding what needs to be done to help them now and in the months and years to come. The landscape has changed, and we need high quality evidence to navigate it safely. We are proud to support CovidSurg – a research project gaining vital knowledge on how the new virus affects surgical patients and what care strategies work best.

We also need to make sure our search for better treatments, understanding of causes, and ultimately cures for bowel disease doesn’t get blown off course.

The good news is that you can help.

It’s called the 2.6 challenge, and you can take part to help us raise the funds we need to keep fighting back against COVID19 and bowel disease.

All you need to do is dream up an activity based around the numbers 2.6 or 26 that suits your skills and complete it on Sunday April 26 – when the 40th London Marathon would have taken place.

This could be something as simple as pledging to run or ride 2.6 miles as your daily exercise, holding the plank for 2.6 minutes, to gardening for 26 minutes.

Take on the challenge now