Like so many charities, our fundraising has been severely hit by the Coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic. Our shops have had to close and many fundraising events have been put on pause. Which is why we think The 2.6 Challenge is the cat’s whiskers! It’s a national, virtual challenge set up to help save the UK’s charities. But we need your help.
The 2.6 Challenge launches on Sunday 26 April (the same day as the London Marathon - the world's biggest one-day annual fundraising event - would have taken place).
To take part, all you need to do is –
Looking for ideas?
How about running 2.6 miles? Baking 26 cupcakes? Or, if you're feline crafty, knitting 26 catnip mice! Get inspired with our 26 ways to take part in The 2.6 Challenge.
Please don't worry if you're not able to leave your house, it's vital that you follow government guidelines on exercise and social distancing. Everyone can be a home hero!
Whichever challenge you choose, your choice will help Team Cats.
Share pictures or video of your challenge on social media to encourage others to join in to help support cats too. Use the hashtag #TwoPointSixChallenge and tag us @CatsProtection
Health & Safety considerations for completing virtual challenges which involve physical action - click here