There are no rules on how to take part – apart from the Government guidelines on how to exercise safely during this time - and anyone can take on the challenge.
You can go it alone, with housemates, all the family, friends, classmates, colleagues. Get active, creative and have fun!
All money raised will go towards our urgent special appeal. We need you to help see us through this emergency.
How your fundraising helps
||Could fund ingredients for the children to do some baking with the play team
||Could fund a jigsaw puzzle, audio books and films to keep children engaged in activity while in isolation
||Could fund pot plants and window decorations for a child's room, for those children who are shielding we want to make their rooms as interesting and as nicely decorated as possible
||Could fund arts and crafts and sensory items like feathers and glitter to keep the children entertained and as happy as possible during isolation
||Could fund 5 ipads which will allow children to stay connected with their families while in isolation
||Could fund 1,000 visors for clinical staff
||We need 26,000 aprons as part of staff PPE to shield children over the next three months, 26,000 aprons would cost £10,400
||Could fund three months' worth of face masks, a much-needed layer of protection to protect children from infection
Family fundraising activities
Get creative and make your own 26 second stop motion animation. Ask people to make a donation for tickets and screen it for your family or distribute it digitally. All you need is your imagination some toys or drawings and a smartphone or tablet loaded with one of the free stop-motion apps out there.
Great British Bake Off
This competition is all about the looks. Find 26 wannabe bakers to enter a virtual Great British Bake off which will be judged completely on presentation rather than taste. Charge per entry, pick a theme and then judge photographs of the entries.
Build your own escape room
Build your own escape room in one of the rooms in your house. Set a series of puzzles (such as riddles, homemade jigsaws or memory games) with each leading to the next clue and eventually to the final secret phrase which needs to be said to be allowed out. Prop up a phone in the corner of the escape room so the rest of the family can offer tips on the puzzles via video call. If the contestant escapes within 26 minutes you pay a penalty to their donation page, but if they remain stuck in the room it is the failed escapee that must stump up.
The putting-away relay
Put a basket of clean, dry, laundry in the front room. Contestants take an item of clothing, fold it, run to place it outside the room of whoever it belongs to and race back to the front room. Whoever delivers the most items wins.
Pictionary or Charades
It’s simple to make your own homemade game. What’s better is that you can personalise it any way you want to. First, you will need to make a few note cards with the topics on that you’re going to play with. These cards will be drawn, and teammates will have to guess what’s written on it.
Can you write a 26 second rap or sing 26 songs in 26 minutes and share with friends and family?
Are you super-sporty and want a physical challenge to take on?
The Lycra Challenge
How quickly can you get your fitness gear on? Do you reckon 26 seconds is enough time to leap into your Lycra? It’ll certainly be entertaining enough for your friends to watch you try! Have a go, film yourself, share far and wide and nominate your fitness buddies to have a go, and donate! (whatever you normally wear under your Lycra, we recommend a covering underlayer to prevent any exposure!)
Climb a Mountain
An Teallach in Scotland is the 26th tallest mountain in the British Isles, with its peak standing at 1,062 metres. Your challenge is to climb it. From home. With the average domestic staircase taking you up just over 3.5 metres, you’ll need to ascend 300 of them to equal the towering elevation of this majestic peak – maybe split the distance with your household and get sponsored to complete it. Do make sure you’re up to the task first, though, and take it at a steady pace – apparently mountain rescue teams object to being called out to people’s staircases during a lockdown!
The Box Hill Bonanza
Did you know Box Hill is the most popular cycling hill climb in the world, according to Strava? It’s also just down the road from The Children’s Trust’s National Specialist Centre! We might not be able to cycle the real thing while in lockdown, but we've got an even better challenge for you! If you’ve got a turbo trainer at home, then see how many times you can do the Box Hill climb in 2 hours and 6 mins. Now that will get your legs working! A physical challenge that’s certainly worth your friends donating to, and why not challenge your cycling mates to try it as well? Let us know your score if you do it, and we’ll create a leaderboard and crown the Box Hill 2.6 champion at the end of the challenge.
26 Sports in a day
How inventive could you be at re-creating 26 sports in one day, all from your home. Re-enact your most glorious triathlon moment; not in the pool but perhaps front crawl on a skateboard, hitch a piggy back from someone in your household who might be able to stand in for your trusty bike, and is the finish line the doorway to your kitchen with a feast fit for a triathlete within? Film your efforts, share and ask friends and family to donate for your efforts.
Just some of the sports you could attempt to re-create: