MORE THAN £1,800 was raised for the Rainy Day Trust when three members of staff at the Bromsgrove-based charity took on 2.6 challenges.
The tasks were all centred around the numbers 26, two or six to raise funds in the absence of this year’s 26.2mile London Marathon cancelled because of Coronavirus.
CEO Bryan Clover has raised £1,044 after hiked the equivalent of 26.2miles on his daily walks while lifelong Bristol Rovers fan and charity chairman Peter Stone collected £440 re-enacting his team’s Watney Cup win in full club kit against his dogs in the back garden.
And office manager Roz undertook 26 exercises or exercise classes within 26 hours, raising £348.
The cash raised will be boosted further as The Rainy Day Trust will receive a proportion of a 2.6 Challenge central pot of money raised by Virgin Money Giving and Just Giving platforms.
The trust provides financial support, assistance with training and learning new skills and through addressing fuel poverty by paying utility bills and funding essential household maintenance, paying for mobility equipment and its installation and more.
The trio thanked everyone who donated to their cause.
Their fund-raising pages are still open.