Steps for Pets is a virtual walking challenge brought to you by the pet charity, Blue Cross. The challenge is to complete 10,000 steps a day throughout the month of May - that's an impressive 300,000 steps!
This challenge is for everyone, regardless of fitness level or ability, and is a great way to get the family more active and caring for animals. Here are just some of the many benefits to you:
Getting involved in a virtual challenge like this can help to keep you motivated and healthy, whilst also raising awareness of the charity and showing your support - for an even greater feel-good factor!
There are lots of apps and fitness watches that can track your steps, including:
Posting screenshots of your apps / photos of your pedometer is a great way to promote your progress and share your successes with family and friends, which will also increase your fundraising. You can also post your tracker progress in the Facebook group too!
Spend quality time together as a family as you clock up your steps. The children will love the t-shirts plus dog tags are available to purchase too so that your pet looks the part!
Your team can have a joint fundraising page and a joint fundraising target so that you can fundraise collectively to reach a single goal. This helps increase feel-good factor! Your team can set its own fundraising goal.
On average, it costs Blue Cross £547 to rescue and rehome a cat or kitten, and £644 to care for and find a new forever home for a dog. They rely on supporters like you to help sick, injured and homeless pets.
By getting sponsored, you’ll raise vital funds to help bring vulnerable pets the care, treatment and love they so urgently need. Along the way, you’ll get fitter, feel exhilarated and enjoy some great moments too.
You are encouraged to raise as much as you’re able. The target on your page is automatically set at £150, which could fund vaccinations for ten cats, provide flea and worming treatment for thirteen rabbits or fund a vet check and neuter for one dog.
£2.50 entry per dog.
Children are encouraged to join this challenge but must be supervised by an adult at all times.