Aberdeen office raise over £300 for Sunrise Partnership with 2.6 challenge

Man out running

Our Aberdeen office took part in the 2.6 challenge for charity partner Sunrise Partnership, supporting children and young people who have suffered loss and bereavement across Aberdeenshire. 

With current lockdown measures, the charity have had to adapt in order to continue to support young people in Aberdeen and Aberdeenshire. In addition, much needed fundraising events arranged to support their services had to be cancelled.

The 2.6 Challenge replaced what should have been the date of the 40th London Marathon, the world’s biggest one-day annual fundraising event. Instead, organisers came together to create a new campaign to raise vital funds to help support UK’s charities. The event took place from Sunday 26 April to Thursday 30th April 2020.

To take part, people were asked to do an activity of their choice based around the numbers 2.6, 26 or 260. The ideas and options were endless - anything from walking, running or cycling 2.6 miles, juggling for 2.6 minutes, to holding online workouts with 26 friends. 

On Sunday 26th April, Neil Davidson, Carrie-Anne Mackenzie, Amy Shand, Paul Thomson, Kimberley MacLennan, Kerry Whyte, Victoria Humphreys and Jane Martin in our Aberdeen office aimed to travel a marathon between them, 26.2 miles, with a combination of cycling and running. They more than achieved their aim travelling a total distance of 50.54 miles…!

Neil Davidson, Partner and Head of Digby Brown Aberdeen Office, runs 6.2 miles for charity Sunrise Partnership in 2.6 Challenge

During the week, they also set their own little challenges with members of the team vowing to either walk, run or cycle 2.6 miles per day, or to cover the distance of 26.2km or 26.2 miles individually over the course of the event. 

Kimberley MacLennan from Digby Brown Aberdeen Office on her bike as she competes in 2.6 Challenge for charity Sunrise Partnership

The office smashed through their £200 target and have raised £326 for the charity to date with their efforts during the 2.6 challenge.

Neil Davidson, Head of the Aberdeen office, commented:

“We understand that charities across the country are struggling at the moment to continue to support people during this pandemic. We are also acutely aware that charities rely heavily upon donations and fundraising events to fund the fantastic support they provide.

“We had no hesitation in coming together to tackle the 2.6 challenge to fundraise for Sunrise Partnership. We are delighted to be able to donate over £300 to the charity and would like to thank all those who supported us during the event and made donations. We hope the money can go some way to help the Charity continue to support young people locally, at a time when support is needed more than ever.”

Eileen Wheeler, Charity Manager at Sunrise Partnership, commented saying: 

"Sunrise Partnership is still working on a daily basis supporting children and young people whose lives have been torn apart by loss and bereavement, support which is even more vital at this time.  

“We are so very grateful to the team at Digby Brown for taking part in the 2.6 Challenge on behalf of Sunrise Partnership and for all their efforts. Very much appreciated."

If you would like to donate and support the charity, please visit Digby Brown 2.6 Challenge