Join the 2.6 Challenge and help save our seas from home


If you are looking for more ways to get involved from home, why not take part in the nationwide 2.6 Challenge for the MCS? They’d love you to join in and help save our seas.

The 2.6 Challenge will launch this Sunday 26 April – what should have been the date of the 40th London Marathon, the world’s biggest one-day annual fundraising event that usually raises millions for charities.

The MCS are asking you to take part in an activity of your choice based around the numbers 2.6 or 26 and fundraise or donate to support their work.

People of all ages are taking on the 2.6 Challenge with a host of activities – from walking, running or cycling 2.6 miles, juggling for 2.6 minutes, to holding online workouts with 26 friends. The ideas and options are endless – here at MCS we are getting creative with ideas linked to our work, such as collecting 26 pieces of litter on our daily walks, or creating a playlist of 26 marine themed songs.”

What will be your marine conservation spin on this challenge?

Most people are taking part from Sunday 26 April but you can do your activity whenever is most convenient for you. Please do remember that you must follow government guidelines on exercise and social distancing.

There are just five simple steps to take:

  1. Dream up your 2.6 Challenge activity – if you need help there are lots of ideas here.
  1. Register your challenge at our Just Giving page. You can also set up your own Just Giving page if you prefer.
  1. Ask all your friends and family to sponsor you and challenge them to do their own 2.6 Challenge.
  1. Complete your challenge.
  1. Share a photo or video of your challenge on social media using the hashtags #twopointsixchallenge #marineconservationsociety #oceanindoors.

The Marine Conservation Society really hope that you can help them at this difficult time. Remember that all donations will help their work saving our seas.

For more information about the 2.6 challenge visit the website by clicking here.

For more information about the work of the Marine Conservation Society visit their website by clicking here.

Nick and Caroline Robertson-Brown

Nick and Caroline Robertson-Brown

Nick and Caroline Robertson-Brown are a husband and wife team of underwater photographers. Both have degrees in environmental biology from Manchester University, with Caroline also having a masters in animal behaviour. Nick is a fellow of the Royal Photographic Society in underwater wildlife photography and he also has a masters in teaching. They are passionate about marine conservation and hope that their images can inspire people to look after the world's seas and oceans. Their Manchester-based company, Frogfish Photography, offers a wide range of services and advice. They offer tuition with their own tailor made course - the Complete Underwater Photography Award. The modules of the course have been written to complement the corresponding chapters in Nick's own book: Underwater Photography Art and Techniques. They also offer equipment sales and underwater photography trips in the UK and abroad. For more information visit

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