Meningitis survivor Harmonie-Rose raises thousands doing 2.6 challenge

Meningitis survivor Harmonie-Rose Allen has managed to raise hundreds of pounds taking part in the 2.6 challenge.

The six-year-old took part in a number of activities at her home in Bath - including running, swimming and trampolining.

Live-streaming her efforts on social media on Sunday 26 April, she managed to raise more than £1,500 for Meningitis Now in just a matter of hours - surpassing her initial target of £1,260.

In just a few days, by Wednesday 29 April, Harmonie's total was approaching £50,000 - you can keep up-to-date with her progress here.

The money will be donated to Meningitis Now, a national charity which supports people who have had the condition.

  • WATCH: The West Country takes part in the 2.6 Challenge

What is the 2.6 challenge?

The 2.6 challenge was launched after the London Marathon was postponed. Credit: PA

The 2.6 challenge was launched after the London Marathon was forced to postpone because of the coronavirus pandemic.

The event raises an estimated £60million for charities around the world, which will suffer as a result of the postponement.

In a bid to support those charities, and ensure they continue to receive some donations, people are being asked to take part in an activity which revolves around the number 26, or 2.6.

A number of stars have taken part in the challenge, including Devon-based Olympian Jo Pavey.

She and her fellow athletes from the British Women’s marathon team each ran 2.6 miles.

For more on the 2.6 challenge, and others who took part, click here.