Wednesday 29th April 2020

RPS team come together for 2.6 charity challenge

This weekend saw people up and down the county take part in a special charity challenge to raise money for good causes.

With the London Marathon postponed due to the coronavirus pandemic, race organisers launched the 2.6 challenge to help charities who are facing a large shortfall in their budgets. 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.

As the 2.6 challenge got underway this Sunday – the day the London marathon was due to take place, the RPS team were on hand to help, taking part in their own interactive challenges based around the numbers 2.6 or 26.

The team took part in the challenge to help raise funds for local charity, Prostate Cymru. Ron Griffiths, Director of RPS Telecom ran 26 laps on his driveway.

Natalie Strange is completing 5 runs which total the marathon distance, an impressive 26.2 miles. As well as the 26.2 miles Natalie was also challenged to complete a plank for 26 seconds with help from her son William.

Andy Bowkett participated in the challenge by jumping 26 times on a trampoline. Victoria Edwards and her girls hopped their way through the challenge by completing a 26 hopscotch in their back garden.

Marc Jones displayed his strength as he held a plank for an amazing 2.6 minutes and Celeb Metcalfe completed a 2.6 mile walk for his participation in the 2.6 challenge.

Natalie Strange, Operations Manager said “Our team two point six challenge was a great success raising £227 for Prostate Cyrmu. We are proud to support this great charity who raise awareness about prostate cancer and prostate diseases”

Take a look at the challenge highlights on our Twitter page here

Well done to everyone for taking part and a huge thank you to everyone who has donated so far. You can support us by donating through our just giving page here