Join BMA’s 2.6 Challenge Team

We are very pleased to announce that we are part of the 2.6 challenge and you can join our team to either donate or fundraise for The Bhopal Medical Appeal. From Sunday 26 April 2020, the challenge is to dream up an activity based around the numbers 2.6 or 26 and fundraise or donate on our JustGiving page:

The Covid-19 pandemic has had a catastrophic effect with the cancellation of thousands of events and the loss of billions in income through fundraising events. The Virgin Money London Marathon alone, which should have taken place on Sunday 26 April, is the world’s biggest one-day fundraising event, which raised more than £66.4 million for thousands of charities in 2019. As it cannot take place as planned, its organisers have created a “lockdown-friendly event” which is easy for anyone to join in and make a difference. Every small “event” can add up to something worthwhile.


Taking up the 2.6 Challenge can be something as simple as walking or running 2.6 miles, 2.6 kms – or 26 press-ups, 26 minutes walking round the garden, it can be a sponsored activity, or a donation. The campaign, The 2.6 Challenge, will launch on Sunday 26 April 2020 – what should have been the date of the 40 the London Marathon – and will last for a week. The 2.6 Challenge is open to anyone of any age – the only requirement is that the activity must follow the Government guidelines on exercise and social distancing and remember to stay local.

You can find out more about the 2.6 challenge here:

If you are interested in holding an event for the 2.6 challange, please contact us at [email protected] or on +44 (0)1273 603278 and let us know. We would love to help and can work with you to ensure it is a safe fundraiser for the current restrictions the UK has in place and we will help you to publicise the event and fundraise.


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Your money helps us provide free medical care to the survivors of the continuing disaster in Bhopal. We are funded almost exclusively by the generosity of ordinary people around the world.

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