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Supporters took on the #TwoPointSixChallenge for us with great enthusiasm.  They ran, jogged, rowed, cycled, performed press-ups, push-ups, leg-lifts, golf challenges not to mention mad task involving shaving – all to help us raise money.

The Chamber Champs team of four from Merton Chamber – Diana, Caroline, John and Jenny - took on running and cycling with distances of relating to 26 over the course of 6 days.  Steering Committee member, Barry Causer, completed a 26k row and Mohan Sekeram, GP and social prescribing lead in Merton took on the challenge of running 26k.

Ivor Heller, AFC Wimbledon’s commercial director and passionate Steering Committee member dedicated one of his regular ‘lock-down’ challenges to Merton Giving and, encouraged by ever-increasing donations, shaved both his beard and his head for the cause.

AFC Wimbledon fan, Rob undertook 26 squats and press-ups with his 4 year old son on his back.  Ray and Marina from the Merton social prescribing team took part with Ray riding from Mitcham to Westminster and back and Marina undertaking 26 sun salutations every day for 6 days.  Simon from MVSC took on a golf challenge with leg raises and push-ups thrown in.

Collectively, an incredible £8,389 was raised, which will grow the Merton Giving Coronavirus Fund.  

We’re thankful to everyone who has taken on a challenge in aid of Merton Giving and for all of those who have supported the challenges through your generous donations and sponsorship.

Our local charities need our support now more than ever.  The pandemic has resulted in an increase in demand for services at a time when their finances are being negatively impacted.  To date, the Merton Giving Coronavirus Fund has granted over £80,000 to 38 organisations working locally. If you would like to make a donation to the Fund then you can do so here

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