University students get set for ‘Row Britannia' challenge

20 Feb 2020 11:27
Published by: Daniel Almond

STUDENTS and staff from the University of Bolton Group are getting on board a UK-wide Rowing Challenge fund-raising venture in aid of Sport Relief.

The aim is for students and staff at each UK university to row a total of 2,020 miles on a rowing machine.

As part of the Row Britannia 2020 Challenge for Sport Relief, each rower can complete whatever distance they wish, with a suggested minimum of one mile. The more students and staff who are willing to participate, the better.

Row Britannia is an inclusive (adaptive sport) mental health, fitness and wellbeing challenge by The British Inspiration Trust (BRIT), for teams throughout the UK to raise vital funds and positive awareness.

It provides a nationwide platform, campaign and event to bring together universities, colleges, education and sports governing bodies, British Sporting Icons and communities.

?Professor Julia Buckingham CBE, President of Universities UK, said: “The really important thing about this challenge is that it is to support all the work we have been doing all over the UK over the last four years to improve the mental health of students and staff. I really hope that all our Vice Chancellors will rise to this challenge.”

Students from Bolton College, which is part of the University of Bolton Group, will also take part.


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