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Nine miles. One month. Roam free!

Each September an army of #CatChampions comes together to take part in our Nine Mile Challenge.

Whether it's a walk or a run, a skateboard or a scuba-dive, just complete nine miles within September and get sponsored to raise funds for cats in need.

Spread the challenge out over the month or do it all in one go. However you choose to do it, your miles and the funds you raise will be vital in helping cats in need get back on their paws.

Registrations are closed for 2021 but you are very welcome to register your interest for 2022 and we'll make sure you're the first to know when it's time to warm up!

In the meantime, you can now strut your stuff all year with your very own #CatChampions t-shirt!


If you took part in this year's challenge, you can pay in your fundraising here

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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:


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.

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.

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

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