Richard's 2.6 challenge

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Salisbury had been due to celebrate St George's Day on Sunday 26 April with a range of family-friendly events and I was to have performed with the local Sarum Morris dancers.

Sunday was also the date of the London Marathon, one of the leading fund-raising activities of the year. The loss of the Marathon is particularly difficult for a large number of charities throughout the country, as it is one of the leading fund-raising activities of the year with huge numbers of sponsored runners who had hoped to raise cash for their favourite cause. So the UK’s mass participation event industry has come together to create a nationwide fundraising campaign to Save the UK’s Charities based around the numbers 2.6 or 26.

So yesterday starting at 2.30 pm whilst social-distancing in my garden, I took part in Challenge 2.6 to raise funds for Wiltshire Wildlife Trust. Alternating between the melodeon and my penny whistle, I played 26 different melodies with a mix of Morris dance tunes, folk tunes, carols and anything else I could struggle through. Many of you will know I am not a natural musician, so that was a genuine challenge for me and the neighbours!!

Thank you to everyone who has already sponsored me, and apologies to the neighbours for disturbing their afternoon.

There is more information about the Wiltshire Wildlife Trust and the 2.6 Challenge here:

And if you feel able to sponsor me, here is the Link for my JustGiving page:


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