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St Wilfrid’s supporters hop, skip and jump for the 2.6 Challenge

The 2.6 Challenge on Sunday, April 26, marked what would have been the 40th edition of the London Marathon, which raised £66.4 million for charities in 2019.


Hundreds of participants dreamt up activities based around the numbers 2.6 or 26 and fundraised for St Wilfrid’s Hospice and other local charities.


Community fundraising manager Alex Burch said: “It’s been wonderful to see all the imaginative ways so many showed their support for their local hospice.


“We’ve had Haydn Walden’s pledge to run a marathon in a week, Ktrooathon and Fitjoy live exercise classes, Bev’s Dog photography competition, Amelie’s 26 dress ups, several head shaves and even one of St Wilfrid’s own nurses Faith and her kids doing 2600 bounces on a trampoline!


“There are too many hospice heroes to mention; so on behalf of everyone at St Wilfrid’s we would like to say a massive thank you for all your efforts.”


For St Wilfrid’s Hospice, 2.6 is the distance in miles one of their nurses can cover in a single shift of caring for terminally ill patients at the Hospice.


A donation of £26 could provide an hour of compassionate nursing care to help make patients last days of life as supported, comfortable and dignified as they can be – with the aim of leaving behind positive memories for their loved ones.


On Saturday, May 2, what would have been the start of the Moonlight Walk 2020, St Wilfrid’s invites supporters to remember a loved one by lighting a candle. Join them on their Facebook page at 8pm @stwilfridchichester for a message of remembrance.

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