We’re excited to be taking part in the 2.6 challenge this coming Sunday 26th April, and need all our sailors, supporters and followers to get involved and spread the word!

Due to current Coronavirus restrictions, The Island Trust is not able to operate sailing voyages, and this means far less income for the organisation; money that would normally be used on providing life-changing, confidence building voyages for groups of all ages and maintaining our fleet of traditional and unique sailing vessels.

We believe, when the current dark times have passed, there will be even more need than ever before for the kind of physical, social, emotional and mental health gains that a voyage on a sail training boat can provide to both young people and adults, which is why it is essential we stay afloat now.

This is where the 2.6 challenge comes in: everyone, young and old, is being encouraged, this Sunday 26th April – what should be the date of the London Marathon – to challenge themselves to raise sponsorship for charities. Anything to do with 2.6 or 26 counts – run 26 laps of your garden; do 26 pressups; cycle 2.6km, and then get friends and family to sponsor you. Every penny counts, and it will all go to making sure The Island Trust boats can sail again. The only rule is whatever you do must comply with the Government’s social distancing guidance. Ever noticed on a sailing boat we say 2 – 6 HEAVE? Now more than ever it’s time to pull together!

Get your thinking caps on – many of The Island Trust staff and volunteers already have ideas for what we’ll be doing on Sunday to help raise money, and we’ll be sharing our plans and how to donate on Social Media in the coming days!

So, if you can make a donation (big or small), it would mean the world to us. You could even go one step further by creating a Fundraising page, collecting donations from family and friends too. Click on the Donate or Fundraise buttons below to support us in The 2.6 Challenge, and select The Island Trust as your charity.

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