Moderator steps up for the 2.6 Challenge

Moderator climbing stairs wear kilt and trainers

Rt Rev Colin Sinclair is taking part in the 2.6 Challenge on Sunday to raise vital funds for CrossReach.

Mr Sinclair said: “Social Care is under enormous strain because of coronavirus and CrossReach is not immune from these pressures.

The 2.6 Challenge, which enables people to donate money online, takes its inspiration from the London Marathon which was supposed to be held on Sunday but has been cancelled due to the pandemic.

Mr Sinclair is encouraging people to take part by completing fun activities that suit their skills and abilities, within the constraints of social distancing, and feature the numbers two and six in one way or another.

He and his wife Ruth are raising money by climbing up and down the 26 stairs in their manse in Edinburgh for 26 mins each.

The 2.6 Challenge is being organised by Just Giving and people are encouraged to donate what they can to CrossReach to help staff and volunteers continue to support some of the most vulnerable people in society.

Chief Executive Officer, Viv Dickenson, said: “The 2.6 challenge will help fund CrossReach services through this difficult period.

“With many of our fundraising challenges being postponed or cancelled due to COVID-19 this challenge is a great alternative to help support our life changing services.

“It is a fun challenge which is open to anyone and you can be as creative as you like.

“All money raised will have a direct impact on the essential care that we provide, helping to supply vital resources so we can continue to help the most vulnerable people during these unprecedented times.

“I would like to thank the Moderator for taking part in the Challenge.”

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Taken from the article  "Moderator urges people to take on the 2.6 Challenge for CrossReach" published on the Church of Scotland website, 22nd April 2020.

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