Freya Hall

Harmonie's 2.6 Challenge

Fundraising for Meningitis Now
raised of £1,260 target
by 4083 supporters
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Event: The 2.6 Challenge, on 26 April 2020
the 2.6 challenge
Campaign by Marie Curie (RCN 207994 (England & Wales) and SC038731 (Scotland))
The 2.6 Challenge is a simple and fun way for everyone to do their bit to help save the UKs charities.


Harmonie suffered at the hands of Meningococcal septicaemia
when she was just 10 months old. She had to have both Arms and legs amputated in order to save her life. During her hundreds of scans and operations the specialist doctors, surgeons and nurses were extremely concerned as her brain scans had shadowing on them, we were told that It was extremely likely she would also suffer brain damage. That Harmonie would not be able to do many daily activities and tasks that we all take for granted.

Harmonie is the equivalent of a living miracle. Proving all
that knew and met her in her darkest days wrong, in very very positive way.

Now Harmonie has decided she would like to raise money in
these difficult times to support a charity that is so close to her and who has whole heartedly supported her along her new journey. These funds will e
nsure that they can be supported through the current crisis.

She will be taking part in the 2.6 challenge!  We are hoping to try to get it all done on Sunday 26th April 2020 the same day that the London marathon (26 miles) was meant to go ahead! This depends how tired Harmonie will be... She is determined to complete this!

Harmonie has decided that she would like to challenge herself
to do 6 things 26 times, or themed around the number 26. These 6 things we were told she would either never or struggle to do based on the severity of her disabilities caused by the meningococcal septicaemia. The 6 things will represent 1 thing for each year of her life.

1. Walking (running) - Not a lot of people think Harmonie can
walk/run when they meet her! Sometimes she is in her wheelchair! This part
would of been done on her prosthetics, but she is having a few problems with
them at the moment and is taking a short break, however she has showed us that
she is able to walk and run without prosthetics and she will be walking/
running 2.6 meters 26 times in our garden.

2. Speaking (singing) - We were told it was highly unlikely
that Harmonie would be able to communicate verbally...let alone sing. Now it’s
all she really wants to do. Harmonie loves nothing more than to talk and sing
with her family and friends. Making up shows, being a pop-star is likely to be
her future career choice. Harmonie will be singing the 26 letters of the

3.) Writing/Drawing - Not many people think she can write or
draw! She has no hands! Yet she is a wonderfully creative and has handwriting
to challenge some able-bodied adults. She will be drawing 26 rainbows 🌈and writing 26 stay
safe alongside, in honor of our fabulous key workers.

4.) Swim - You wouldn’t believe that Harmonie could swim! But
she can!!! She will be collecting 26 sinkers from the bottom of our lazy spa!

5.) Gymnastics - Being a quadruple amputee you wouldn’t
believe that she could do cartwheels! Harmonie will be doing 26!

6.) Jumping - As Harmonie hasn’t got any knees, it was
thought she would be unable to jump! Harmonie will be doing 26 high jumps on
her trampoline!

I know times are hard right now, but I hope you will help
Harmonie in her fundraising efforts to raise money for her chosen charity and
support them in these unprecedented times.


Keep safe xxx

About the campaign

The 2.6 Challenge is a simple and fun way for everyone to do their bit to help save the UKs charities.

About the charity

Meningitis Now

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RCN 803016 (England & Wales) SC037790 (Scotland)
In the 30 years since Meningitis Now was founded, we have funded research, provided support & worked to raise the public's awareness of the disease. Our vision is a future where no one in the UK loses their life to meningitis and everyone affected gets the support they need to rebuild their lives.

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