Oscar and George’s 2.6 challenge

11 May 2020

Oscar, aged 8, and George, aged 6, spent last week completing their 2.6 challenge for Friends of Rosie, raising £604 with gift aid.

They asked family and friends to set them a series of challenges to do with the numbers 2.6 or 26. The challenges ranged from 26 press-ups and star jumps, to reading 26 pages and wearing 26 items of mum’s clothing!

The boys completed their challenges over one week, culminating in a 26 second, freezing cold shower. They’ve raised just over £600 for vital children’s cancer research – an amazing amount!

You can see their challenge video here:

Oscar and George’s mum, Helen, works with Friends of Rosie and the boys have helped with lots of activities for the charity in the past. Says George, “The challenge was really fun. The best challenge was dressing up in mum’s clothes because her clothes are really comfy and it felt silly! My friend at school had cancer and she had to be off school for a long time. I want all children with cancer to get better.”

Oscar says, “My favourite challenge was the cold shower inspired by my friend Elizabeth who did the same thing. We wanted to do something fun for charity while we’re stuck at home.”

If you’d like to support Oscar and George, their fundraising page is

What is the 2.6 Challenge?

The 2.6 Challenge has been set up to support UK charities during the COVID-19 pandemic. People of all ages are taking part doing an activity based on the numbers 2.6 or 26. If you’d like to do your own 2.6 challenge for Friends of Rosie just visit for ideas.

There are just five simple steps to take:

  1. Dream up your 2.6 challenge
  2. Head to to donate £26 – or whatever you can afford – to Friends of Rosie or to set up a fundraising page
  3. Ask all your friends and family to sponsor you and challenge them to do their own 2.6 challenge
  4. Complete your challenge
  5. Share a photo or video of your challenge on social media with #twopointsixchallenge and tag @friendsofrosieccrf.

Your support will make a huge difference to children with cancer and will ensure they are not forgotten during these unprecedented times.