You may have heard of The 2.6 Challenge which took place on 26th April 2020. This was a national virtual fundraising effort for various UK Charities after the cancellation of the London Marathon. Supporters were encouraged to take up the 2.6 Challenge and do any activity relating to a 2 and a 6 or 26. For example, running 2.6 miles or flipping 26 pancakes in a row!
We would like to take our own twist on this online event and host the Communication Matters 3.4 Challenge!
Our 34th AAC Conference was due to be held on 13-15th September 2020, but sadly had to be cancelled because of COVID-19. The conference is a brilliant opportunity for the AAC community to come together and learn and share knowledge about AAC, network and dance! Many AAC users have said how much they will miss the conference as it is like meeting up with family and they will especially miss the social aspects of the conference.
We have had a huge loss of income this year and the charity may not be able to continue without significant funding come Summer 2021. That’s why we are calling on you and the rest of the fantastic AAC community to come together at this difficult time and raise these much-needed funds for CM.
The 2020 Conference was our 34th anniversary year and so we would like you to try your own 3.4 Challenge at some point between 21st March 2021 (one year since lockdown) and 3rd April 2021 (3/4).
The challenge is open to anyone. All you need to do is think of an activity based around the numbers 3, 4, 34, or 3.4 that suits your skills and complete it between 21st March and 3rd April. You can do it at home and raise funds from your very own living room, bedroom, balcony, or garden!
You could pledge to run 3.4 miles, do 34 minutes of yoga, or juggle for 3.4 minutes non-stop!