The 2.6 Challenge will launch on Sunday 26 April. This should have been the date of the London Marathon, but like many other fundraising events and initiatives it has been postponed to later in the year due to Coronavirus. In response, we are encouraging people to take part in The 2.6 Challenge on that date instead! The 2.6 Challenge is a nationwide fundraising campaign to help charities struggling without the essential funds that many mass-participation events help to raise.
The Gurkha Museum closed its doors on Monday 23 March and since then many income sources we relied on to enable us to continue to promote and celebrate the heritage of the Gurkha Soldier, have been hindered. The challenges ahead for us are great but we are optimistic in our ability to steer the Museum through this time of disruption and when we return and open our doors we look forward to continuing our work ensuring the future of Gurkha heritage. In the meantime challenges and events such as this are vital for our fundraising and continued income generation activities.
All that people need to do is think of an activity that suits their skills based around the number 2.6 or 26. The campaign is open to anyone of any age – the only requirement is that the activity must follow the Government guidelines on exercise and social distancing. They can choose to fundraise and ask for donations from family and friends, or donate directly to The Gurkha Museum Trust.
Whatever your age or ability, you can take part, this might be running 2.6 miles, walking 26 laps of the garden, taking the dog for a walk for 26 minutes or even doing the gardening for 26 minutes. We’re hoping this fun challenge will inspire people to raise vital funds for the Museum, connect with their friends and family and try something new in the name of fundraising.
All you need to do is:
If you have any questions, need some ideas or would like to let us know your challenge please email us on firstname.lastname@example.org, we’d love to hear from you.
Following the latest Government guidance regarding COVID-19 and careful consideration of the current situation, The Gurkha Museum has decided to close its doors to the public in the interest of visitor and staff safety, effective immediately.
The Museum will remain closed until further notice but will continue to operate behind the scenes with reduced staff on call to answer queries during this time. We will continue to monitor the situation closely and will issue updates through our website and social media channels as soon as we become aware of further changes to our operations.
May we thank our Visitors, Friends and Supporters for their understanding and support through this difficult period.