If you’re looking for a way to increase your fitness in 2024, one thing you could do is to make a decision to walk, run or cycle for animals.
A number of charities have opportunities to raise much needed funds through doing a sponsored walk or run or cycle.
If you’re walking to benefit both yourself and others, it can be a powerful motivator – you have a reason to get moving to help others and do something for them. If you think you could walk a 5 or 10 mile sponsored event, that could be a great way to give yourself something to aim for.
Of course, if you’re also walking or cycling rather than taking the car, that can be a great way to help cut your carbon emissions – get fit – save yourself money – and get some me time. It can also be a great way to get more in touch with nature if you walk without headphones as you look around you, listen to the birdsong and take in fresh air. You may see places you wouldn’t ordinarily see on your daily route and give you the chance to take in the beauty of it, and help you connect with nature and the natural world.
The RSPCA has a list of charity challenges you can do to help raise funds for them and they won’t be alone. Check your favourite charity to see what they have to offer. Here are some with fundraising opportunities - some more challenging than others!
World Land Trust - help them conserve acres for wildlife and local communities
Cats Protection (they have a number of challenging events), miaow miaow
RSPB - Royal Protection of Birds
WWT - Wildfowl and Wetlands Trust
Whichever charity you choose to support, let’s get moving for animals in 2024!