News News Join the 2.6 Challenge and Support DSAA! The COVID-19 pandemic has had a catastrophic effect for many charities across the UK with the cancellation of thousands of events and the loss of billions in income through fundraising events. During these unprecedented times, Dorset and Somerset Air Ambulance continues to respond 19 hours per day with a critical care team to patients across our two counties, using our helicopter and critical care car. We are humbled by the wonderful messages of support that we have received from those of you who were due to fundraise on our behalf but are no longer able to due to the current pandemic. Many of you have been in touch to ask how you can still do your bit to help during these difficult times and enable us to continue providing our life-saving service. Here's one fantastic way that you can help us!! HOW CAN YOU HELP? Join the 2.6 Challenge on 26th April! The #TwoPointSixChallenge is a national campaign that has been created to help support the UK’s charities during the COVID-19 pandemic. The challenge is suitable for all ages and abilities. Simply join in by taking part in an activity at home on Sunday 26th April, that involves the numbers 2.6 or 26 and raise or donate £26 (or any amount you can afford) to show your support to our critical care team. You could do an activity 26 times, for 26 minutes or for 2.6 miles. Whatever activity you choose, have fun and ensure that you follow Government guidelines on exercise and social distancing. GET INVOLVED HOW CAN YOU GET INVOLVED? It’s so easy to take part, just complete the following steps and support us on Sunday 26th April. Choose your ‘active challenge’- Be as creative as you like! (we've included a handful of ideas below to get you started) Support us by donating or raising £26 (or any amount you can afford) Encourage your family, friends and colleagues to get involved! Ask them to support your challenge or create their own Have fun and complete your challenge Share your 2.6 Challenge with us - We would love to see your photos and videos on Facebook, Twitter and Instagram! Tag us @DSAIRAMBULANCE in your social media posts and use the hashtags #TwoPointSixChallenge and #DSAATwoPointSix FOR THOSE OF YOU WHO ARE LOOKING FOR AN EVEN BIGGER CHALLENGE, LOOK OUT FOR SOME EXCITING NEWS ON OUR WEBSITE AND SOCIAL MEDIA CHANNELS ON MONDAY 27TH APRIL!!! JOIN THE 2.6 CHALLENGE NEED SOME INSPIRATION? Just a handful of ideas to get you started: Paint 26 rainbows Complete 26-star jumps Walk up and down the stairs 26 times Skip for 26 minutes 26 pancake flips 26 football keep ups Bake 26 yummy cupcakes 26 minutes or hours of dancing 26 laps round your garden The choice is yours, be as creative as you like! Whatever activity you choose, have fun and ensure that you follow Government guidelines on exercise and social distancing.