Step up for Pets

Challenge yourself and make miles of difference to abandoned pets.
Walk, run or jog 10,000 steps a day this June to raise money for Wood Green.

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Step up to the challenge this June

Walk, run or jog 10,000 steps each day in June, and help Wood Green make miles of difference to abandoned pets.

Whether you love staying fit or you need some inspiration to exercise more, take part in this inspiring challenge and earn a unique medal to be the envy of your friends!

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Pledge to walk, run or jog 10,000 steps every day this June and raise money for Wood Green - just add your details to get started.

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How you can step up for pets in need

Register below to get started and to pledge your steps.

Create a JustGiving fundraising page to share with everyone - it takes just two minutes.

Get walking, running, jogging or walkies-ing! You can track your 10,000 steps on your phone, fitbit or pedometer.

You can make a difference to dogs like Grant

Grant the West Highland Terrier was found abandoned by the side of the road, in a very neglected and anxious state. He was underweight with dirty, matted fur and sore skin – and he urgently needed medical attention.

Our Veterinary Team gave him a course of antibiotics to help with his skin condition and placed him on a  special diet, while our Dog Carers clipped off his matted fur, bathed him and put him in a comfortable, woolly coat. With time and expert care to treat his sore skin and help him put on weight, Grant slowly came out of his shell.

When you collect sponsorship for your 10,000 step challenge, you will help Wood Green to be there for pets just like Grant.

You can make a difference to dogs like Grant

Grant the West Highland Terrier was found abandoned by the side of the road, in a very neglected and anxious state. He was underweight with dirty, matted fur and sore skin – and he urgently needed medical attention.

Our Veterinary Team gave him a course of antibiotics to help with his skin condition and placed him on a  special diet, while our Dog Carers clipped off his matted fur, bathed him and put him in a comfortable, woolly coat. With time and expert care to treat his sore skin and help him put on weight, Grant slowly came out of his shell.

When you collect sponsorship for your 10,000 step challenge, you will help Wood Green to be there for pets just like Grant.

Pledge your steps today and help us care for homeless pets in need

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Every penny you raise helps homeless pets in need

£20

Means we can give two stray dogs their essential kennel cough vaccinations when they arrive.

£50

Buys a large bag of prescription food for a pet who needs a special diet.

£100

Gives a frightened dog a full veterinary examination, allowing us to plan the care they need.

Why support Wood Green?

Ever since we first opened our doors in 1924, we’ve been transforming pets’ lives – and through them, the lives of owners. We’ve grown into one of the UK’s largest pet charities and our Godmanchester base is home to around 650 pets at any given time.

Last year we cared for 4,269 dogs, cats, chickens, rabbits and rodents in our centre. And alongside our animal care and rehoming, we helped thousands of pet owners with advice, support and training so they can give their pet everything they need.

Pledge your steps today and help us care for homeless pets in need

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Still have questions? Here are the top ones we get:

I am afraid I won’t raise any money, what can I do?

Did you know people are more likely to give if someone else already has? Try making a small donation to yourself, to get the ball rolling.  

Remember to share your progress to encourage donations. A selfie from your walk or a screenshot of your route can help show people you’re really doing the challenge and encourage them to give.

You could even ask close friends and family to share your JustGiving page on their social media, to encourage their friends to support you too.

How can I track my steps?

You can track your steps with any step-tracking app on your smartphone. We recommend Strava because your progress will show on your JustGiving – find out how here.

You can also use the health app on your phone, a Fitbit or a simple pedometer to track your daily steps.  

Do I have to do 10,000 steps every day?

Your supporters are most willing to donate to something they know will be a challenge for you.

If 10,000 steps is not realistic, you can try doing fewer steps in the week and ‘top up’ at the weekend or set a lower number that still feels like a challenge.

If 10,000 steps is a walk in the park, try upping your target to something that will stretch you!

If you’re a wheelchair user, 10,000 steps equals around four miles. You can track distance with many fitness apps on the ‘wheelchair’ setting.