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Nine miles. One month. Roam free!

Each September we challenge our supporters to walk, run or cycle nine miles to raise funds for Cats Protection. You can complete the challenge in your own way, so whether it's a daily ride or one big expedition, your miles will help cats in need get back on their paws.

Our Nine Mile Challenge is over for this year but if you want to be the first to hear about plans for next year then register your interest here 

Or if you’d like to take on your own virtual challenge in the meantime then sign up here

We’ll support you all the way with handy resources and the chance to join our Facebook group so you can share your achievements with fellow cat-loving roamers.

We understand the commitment, courage and thought that goes into participating in a challenge on behalf of Cats Protection. We promise to do our very best to give you all the help and support you need to have a successful challenge and raise much-needed funds to help us care for cats and kittens.

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It's up to you! Decide if you want to do your nine miles all in one go, across the whole month or even every day.


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 need 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, put up your poster and event set up a text to donate code

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

  • Online fundraising page
    Visit your fundraising page and follow the simple steps to donate your funds with a credit or debit card.
  • Bank transfer
    Visit your local branch of Barclays or use online banking and pay the funds in to our Cats Protection account Sortcode 20-42-66, Account number 80240168.

Please use the reference First Initial, surname and then EVVTD Eg: AYoung EVVTD.

If you are able to email with the details of when you have paid it in and how much that will help greatly in reconciling towards your fundraising total.

  • Cheque
    Make cheques payable to ‘Cats Protection’ and send to:
    Cats Protection Freepost
    Nine Miles
    National Cat Centre
    Chelwood Gate
    RH17 7TT

Please write 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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