Marianne Clare

The 2.6 Challenge is an exciting national movement to help to support the UK’s charities, happening from 26 April 2020.

The organisers of the biggest mass-participation sports events across the country have come together to create this campaign to raise vital funds to help to support the UK’s charities through the COVID-19 period.

The challenge involves taking part in an activity based around the numbers 2.6 or 26 and raising funds for a charity of your choice.

I will be raising money for Ovacome, the ovarian cancer support charity, by walking for 26 minutes every day! Please help those affected by ovarian cancer by sponsoring me. Your support will make a really important difference to this charity and to those diagnosed with ovarian cancer.

Ovacome provides a range of support services for anyone who has been affected by ovarian cancer, whether directly or indirectly. They offer a free telephone support line, a 24 hour online forum, email support, instant chat services and face to face support groups. They also work to raise awareness of the disease and to provide information from some of the top clinicians in the field of ovarian cancer.

Ovacome also fund a research fellow at Birmingham University, who is working to develop new therapies and understand and improve outcomes for women with advanced ovarian cancer.

As a smaller charity, every donation really helps Ovacome to continue and expand their services, providing vital support to those affected by this lesser known form of cancer. Any amount that you can offer would be greatly appreciated and would contribute towards their important work.

Please share this page with your friends and family on Facebook, Twitter and elsewhere, so that I can reach my target and that together, we can help Ovacome to do more for those affected by this disease. Thank you!

Marianne Clare