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Cats Protection's Nine Mile Challenge

Event Overview

Nine miles.
One month.
Roam free!

Help us give cats and kittens their lives back by challenging yourself this September to raise funds for Cats Protection.

You can walk, trek or hike your way to 9 miles success or if you fancy picking up the pace then why not make it a run?

Either way you can spread your challenge across the month to suit you so whether it's a daily jog or one big expedition, your steps will help cats in need get back on their paws. Make like a cat and roam free!

Sign up to TREK

Sign up to RUN

We’ll give you plenty of help with planners, sponsorship forms and some beautiful walks around the country and you can also join our Facebook group so you can share ideas and inspiration with your fellow roamers.

Fundraising treats
Raise £50 or more and we’ll send you a certificate and an exclusive roamers badge and if you raise over £100 you’ll get an extra special badge.

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


It's up to you! Decide if you want to do your nine miles all in one go - across a weekend or accross the whole month

Frequently asked questions

How will my money help?
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

Is there a registration fee or minimum sponsorship?
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.

Can I support my local branch or adoption centre?
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.

Any tips for raising sponsorship?
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

Sending in your money
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 events@cats.org.uk 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
Sussex 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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