Why Nominate Us For The 2.6 Challenge
The Coronavirus pandemic is having a major impact on the poorest and most vulnerable communities – the people that Future Projects exists to help. Throughout the crisis, we are:
- Screening and coordinating NHS volunteers as part of the emergency response.
- Delivering food parcels and care packages to struggling families.
- Responding to increased incidents of domestic abuse.
- Finding safe accommodation for rough sleepers.
- Assisting with employment support and sign-ups to Universal Credit.
- Reaching out to provide guidance to vulnerable and isolated people.
- Ensuring the vulnerable children at our Special School are safe and receiving the support they need, including welfare checks, food vouchers, and ongoing therapy and education.
- Through Future Radio - broadcasting vital information about how to stay safe and access local services, as well as generating new content to keep people feeling connected to their community through this deeply challenging time.
But without being able to fundraise our costs are mounting and now, with Open Youth Trust sadly closing its doors, we will have to find the funds to move Future Radio to keep Norwich’s community radio station on its feet.
If the income lost to this pandemic isn’t replaced, we will be required to make cuts or scale back some of our work at the very time it is needed most.
Fortunately, a nationwide campaign to save the UK’s charities is taking place – The 2.6 Challenge. Starting from the 26th April (when the London Marathon was due to take place), the challenge is encouraging people across the country to take part in at-home fundraisers around the theme of the numbers 2.6 or 26.
All you have to do is think up a challenge, whether it’s eating 26 biscuits in 2.6 minutes, running 26 laps of your garden, or whatever you can think of. Then it is as simple as setting up a fundraising page on Virgin Money Giving and asking your friends and family to help you contribute towards keeping vital support services alive and able to help those most badly affected by the Coronavirus Pandemic.