Making sure no East Midlands family
faces childhood cancer alone

Calling all PASIC home heros!

Sunday 26 April onwards, become a PASIC home hero and join the rest of the nation for one of the biggest fundraising days of the year by taking on The 2.6 Challenge.

The 2.6 Challenge is a new fundraising initiative set up in the face of the coronavirus crisis to help save UK charities – and we need you to be part of our team. Because families of children with cancer need us more than ever. We’ve seen an increase in families coming to PASIC for help and desperately need YOUR help.

By joining in The 2.6 Challenge for PASIC, you can raise money so we can be here for children and young people with cancer, now and in the future.

How can I join in?

Taking part is easy. On 26 April and beyond, join others around the nation in taking on a challenge that involves the number 2.6 or 26. Do it from the safety of your own home or immediate local area  and get sponsored for doing it or make a donation.

Sunday 26 April should have been the day of the London Marathon, the biggest one-day fundraising event in the world. Last year, it raised nearly £67 million for charities and The 2.6 Challenge wants to do the same this April. That’s the equivalent of 2.6 million incredible people raising £26 (but why stop at £26 – we know we can all smash that).

The 2.6 Challenge encourages people to get active, but absolutely anything counts – big or small, sporty or not. You could:

  • Walk or run 2.6 miles
  • Hop, skip, jump or juggle for 26 minutes
  • Do 26 minutes of yoga
  • Do a treasure hunt for 26 items in 26 minutes with your kids
  • Host a virtual quiz with 26 teams

Check out 26 of our favourite ideas here.

The most important things are that you have fun, raise as much as you can for PASIC and stick within the government’s guidelines on exercising once a day, social distancing, shielding and not meeting with people outside of your household (we can’t stress this enough).

So, go on, be a PASIC home hero. Start planning your 2.6 inspired challenge today and set up your JustGiving page by registering now.

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We’ve never needed your support more

PASIC like many other charities, are facing huge challenges.

We’re starting to see an increase in demand for support services from anxious families impacted by the coronavirus outbreak.  We’ve adapted our family support service and are busier than ever helping families remotely in a wide range of ways.

Families are struggling emotionally and financially with the outbreak.  Many were already at breaking point before the pandemic on top of which parents are also now worried about their child’s risk of infection; families are separated by isolation rules, struggling to juggle family  life to get to their child’s bedside in hospital and get basic essentials.

PASIC relies on 100% voluntary funding and is now facing a drop in income from donations and cancelled community events needed to fund this support, while the number of families in crisis increases rapidly.

That’s where you come in.  As you can see, we need your support now more than ever.

So, whether you plan to run around your garden or living room for 2.6 miles, do 26 press-ups with the dog on your back or something totally different, you can raise money so we can be here for children and young people  with cancer, now and in the future.

Register now

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