A2Dominion staff raise money for good causes with series of 2.6 challenges

Colleagues from across A2Dominion have so far raised more than £2,500 through a range of 2.6 challenges; including running, cycling, burpees, and even a 2.6-minute castanet concert.
Colleagues from across A2Dominion have so far raised more than £2,500 through a range of 2.6 challenges
One of the teams raising money, made up of members of the A2Dominion running club, have raised £1,272.20 for Hounslow Foodbox, a local foodbank currently offering a lifeline to people self-isolating and facing financial hardship. A2Dominion has a strong bond with Hounslow, having built homes in the borough for 70 years. We are currently working with TfL to deliver 400 affordable new homes on the site of Hounslow West underground station.

Dele Ryder, Partnership and Fundraising Manager at A2Dominion, completed an impressive 26 laps around the track of Griffin Park, the home of Brentford FC, as part of this challenge. He was also responsible for coordinating the running club’s efforts.

Dele said: “It was fantastic to see so many staff take up the 2.6 challenge on Sunday. From burpees to flamenco dancing, walking to running, A2Dominion staff have all done brilliantly to help charities continue to provide vital services to vulnerable individuals and communities in a time of need. It’s especially impressive given the need to use their imagination and raise money while observing social distancing guidelines. We have so far raised more than £2,500 and money is still coming in. Thanks again to all staff who took part and those who generously donated.”

Staff have also raised money for Parkinson’s UK, The Trussell Trust, Refuge, MindOut and The Young Women's Trust. The total raised currently stands at £2,684.20 with people still donating to the causes.

The 2.6 Challenge was set up by JustGiving in response to the cancellation of the London Marathon. Many charities across the UK that rely on this big annual fundraising event were going to be left struggling to maintain their services by its cancellation this year due to the Covid-19 crisis.