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Nine miles. One month. Roam free!

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  • 1 - 30 Sep 2022
  • Roam free where you live
  • Raise whatever you can to help cats and kittens

Join in the fun and challenge yourself complete nine miles your own way this September to make a difference to the cats and kittens that need our help.

Whether you go for one long walk or spread the distance across the month, your miles and the money you raise will be vital in helping abandoned and unwanted cats get back on their paws.

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Since the Nine Mile Challenge began five years ago, our #CatChampions have raised over £97,000 to help the cats and kittens in our care. This year, we're inviting you to join in and help us pass the £100,000 mark!

 

To take part, simply register for free below and set up a fundraising page to collect sponsorship. If you raise over £50 we'll send you a special Nine Mile Challenge pin badge!

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How you will help cats

Teams at our 34 centres and around 210 branches work tirelessly to help abandoned, mistreated and neglected cats but they couldn't do it without your support.

 

You're able to nominate any local Cats Protection branch or centre to receive 100% of the funds you raise from your challenge, helping the cats in your area.

 

As a charity, we rely solely on the generosity, kindness and hard work of people like you to enable us to go on caring for unwanted cats for as long as it takes to find them the home they deserve.

Get your Cat Champions kit

Want to show that you're doing it for the cats? You can get a Cat Champions t-shirt, vest or hoody to wear with pride during your challenge!

 

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FAQs

The money you raise will help thousands of cats and kittens have a chance of health and happiness.
£5 could pay for a blood test to help diagnose conditions like diabetes and leukaemia
£10 we could pay for 10 days' worth of specialist milk to hand-feed an orphaned kitten
£50 could provide five traumatised cats with bedding and a safe place to sleep
£100 could feed five cats in our care until they are ready to go their new home
£150 could provide a full health-check for a cat including blood tests, neutering, microchipping and inoculations

No, the Nine Mile Challenge is free to take part in, but we'll support you to raise as much as you can so you can help us care for as many cats and kittens as possible.

Absolutely! When you register you are able to choose any of our branches or centres to support and they will receive all the money you raise.

If five friends donate £1 a mile that’s enough to provide a cat in our care with:
Bedding and a safe place to sleep
Food until they are ready to go home
A microchip
Deworming and vaccination

Make sure you spread the word – share your fundraising page, message your family and friends and celebrate your achievements.

We have several ways to send in your hard-earned donations:

Online

Click here to pay in your donations on our website with a credit/debit card.

Online fundraising page
Any donations made on your online fundraising page will come directly to Cats Protection, you don't need to do anything else. If you have chosen a branch or centre to receive your funds, we will make sure they get them.

Cheque
Make cheques payable to ‘Cats Protection’ and send to:

Freepost Cats Protection

Please write 'Nine Miles' on the reverse of the envelope and your name and address on the reverse of the cheque.

Phone
Call our Supporter Services team on 0800 917 2287 to donate by credit or debit card.

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