YORKSHIRE Air Ambulance is calling on supporters to join ‘The 2.6 Challenge’ this Sunday to help raise vital funds for the life-saving charity.

The 2.6 Challenge was created to help raise money for UK charities on the date that would have been the London Marathon, the world’s biggest one day annual fundraising event.

To take part, people are asked think of a challenge to complete on or from April 26, ask for donations and nominate someone else to do the same.

The only requirement is that the activity must follow the Government guidelines on exercise and social distancing.

It could be anything from cycling 26 miles on an exercise bike to doing 26 laps of a garden, taking part in 26 hours of screen free time or even baking 26 cakes.

Helen Callear of the YAA said: “The YAA relies entirely on the generosity of individuals and organisations to keep both of our helicopters in the air, costing £12,000 a day.

"With many of our fundraising events cancelled throughout the year, we’re looking for new and innovative ways to raise much needed vital funds to support the charity.

"The 2.6 Challenge is a great way for people of all ages to start their fundraising journey and help support the YAA."

Visit yorkshireairambulance.org.uk to get involved.