Thank you to Honeypot’s 2.6 Challengers!

On Sunday 26th April, we invited the public to become Honeypot Heroes by inventing creative, sporty and crazy challenges for the 2.6 campaign. We were not let down! To those who took on a challenge, generously donated, or raised awareness for us: Thank you!

The nationwide 2.6 Challenge has raised over £9 million to help the UK’s charities overcome the difficulties presented by the Coronavirus pandemic. We have been overwhelmed to hear about each of the challenges taken on for Honeypot – find out what a few of our supporters got up to below. The Honeypot Heroes at Zaizi took on a 26-minute workout with Mr. Motivator – all in fancy dress! The team has shown great determination to support Honeypot this year, pledging an incredible £2,600 donation after completing their challenge. A special thanks to Zaizi’s CEO Ainga Pillai for his commitment to help young carers during this difficult time.

Oscar Lawson challenged himself to an impressive 26-mile run to show his support for Honeypot. Running nearly four miles every day for a week, Oscar’s marathon has raised over £900! Thank you Oscar – these funds will go a long way to help us support Honeypot children!

Walhampton Prep student Lily King showed her determination to help young carers by completing 26 ambitious challenges. Lily tackled each of her sport-based activities, including 26 pull ups, 26 Acro stunts and a 2.6K run. A huge well done to Lily for raising more than £300!

Tower House Horses completed their 2.6 Challenge with the help of their four-legged friends! The first challenge asked the horses to get within 2.6 metres of a scary toy, and a second saw Woody the horse push an exercise ball over a 2.6 metre distance with his nose. We loved seeing the whole team involved in this challenge!

A huge thank you to Hazel Wiley for encouraging her family to take on the 2.6 Challenge for Honeypot. A series of challenges saw the Wiley family decorate 26 cupcakes, take on a 2.6 hour duathlon and exhaust themselves with a 26-minute disco. The Wileys’ 2.6 Challenge has raised over £300!

A special thanks to Honeypot Hero James Dyett for his 20K walking challenge – 667 laps of his garden were completed in just 3 hours and 15 minutes! Taking on his challenge at night and with just 5% vision, James’ walk has raised an incredible £1,300! Thank you for your determination to remind young carers that they are thought of and supported during this period of isolation. To the Heroes who took on their challenges, and the supporters who generously donated on their behalf: Thank you for getting behind Honeypot! The money raised by each of our challengers will help us to provide the support and resources young carers need to get through this time of uncertainty.

If you’d like to raise money for Honeypot, get in touch at info@honeypot.org.uk – we’d love to hear from you.