RAG’s 2.6 Challenge


Your RAG Officer, Jacob, has supported student groups across the Union in showcasing creative ways to complete RAG’s 2.6 challenge, raising important funds for your chosen charity!


Hi Everyone!

Charities across the UK are struggling due to COVID-19 pandemic as many fundraising events have been canceled including the London Marathon which was due to take place on 26th April.

Charities throughout the UK have come together to find a new innovative way to keep charities afloat during this difficult time and created the ‘2.6 Challenge’.

You could, and still can, take part in the 2.6 challenge by doing something that involves the numbers 2.6 and 26. For example, a 2.6 mile run or reading 26 pages of a book. UoL Pole Fitness completed 26 pole positions in 2.6 minutes!

RAG started taking part on Friday 24th April and by the 26th April had already met their target of £260, but the amount is still increasing!

RAG’s thanks also go to Dr Chris Headleand who is a Senior Lecturer in the School of Computer Science, and the Programme Leader for the Games Computing degree programme. They generously donated to the cause, which the RAG committee are grateful for, alongside all students who have taken part in the challenge and donated too!

Many sports, societies, Campaigns Network groups and other students throughout the Students’ Union took part and RAG would like to say a huge thank every one of those that did.

Cardiac Risk in the Young do incredible work to prevent young sudden cardiac deaths through awareness, screening and research, and supporting affected families. It is crucial that we continue to support them in these difficult times, and your RAG Officer is immensely proud to see what can be achieved when students come together.

Donations are still being collected here.

If you have any queries in how you can help us fundraise for YOUR chosen charity, then do not hesitate to contact YOUR RAG Officer at [email protected]

All the best,

Jacob Stinson-Grigg
RAG Officer