Cat lover to run two marathons to raise money for animal welfare charity

Cat-lover, Cathy Lafrenais is taking on two marathons in five weeks to support and raise money for the RSPCA.

Cathy from Farnborough in Hampshire will be running both London and Edinburgh marathons in April and May this year, in honor of her ginger rescue cat called Momo.

Momo was rescued in 2016 after he was found abandoned in a cardboard box on a street in Surrey, when he was just three-weeks-old.

He was dumped with his three litter mates and mum who were rescued by the RSPCA and cared for by staff at the charity’s centre in Chobham.

The London Marathon coincides with Momo’s second birthday, which makes the event extra special to Cathy.

Double marathon runner, Cathy has been training since October last year and has so far raised £1,600 through her fundraising pages.

Cathy said: “Thankfully the RSPCA rescued Momo and the others and saved them from a terrible fate. For this, and all the wonderful work they do, I am incredibly grateful.

“I wanted to do the marathons as I’m into running anyway and signed up to do Edinburgh for the RSPCA as a charity close to my heart. They then asked me if I wanted to do London as well and I couldn’t resist. They are just five weeks apart so it will be quite a challenge.”

To support Cathy and donate to the RSPCA, visit