Zach chose to fundraise for Children on the Edge, as he wanted to help other children who were less fortunate than himself. He realised that like him, children were dealing with coronavirus in other countries too, but for some refugee families, lockdown doesn't just mean staying inside, it means having to find food to survive or face possible starvation.
At the start of his challenge Zach set himself a fundraising target of £250 and was unsure if he’d be able to raise anywhere near this figure. He was blown away by everyone’s support and generosity which enabled him to smash his target, raising over £1500.
Children on the Edge Fundraising Officer, Jordan Day said “We want to say a huge well done and thank you to Zach for completing his marathon 2.6 challenge and his fantastic fundraising. It’s been brilliant to see so many people taking part in the 2.6 Challenge for Children on the Edge, there’s been such a variety in the challenges that our supporters have come up with. Their fantastic efforts have helped us provide emergency food parcels for families in India, Bangladesh, Lebanon and Uganda who have been hit hardest by lockdown. Thank you to everyone who took part in the 2.6 Challenge for Children on the Edge.”
Read more about Zach’s 2.6 Challenge in this Chichester Observer article