University of Kent: unite and row for mental health

Burn off all those mince pies and get ready to take on the Row Britannia Challenge this term.

The challenge

To row 2020 miles by 13 March 2020. It’s a big goal (around 3.25 million metres) and we need your help to get there. Additionally, we’ve been challenged to raise £3,000 for Sport Relief, to help mental health charities across the country.

We officially launched the challenge on Wednesday 15 January 2020, with a special appearance from Row Britannia to help us along.

How you can help

Support the challenge by donating and rowing as much as possible, all donations and distances are welcome. With your help, Row Britannia could raise a total of £1.5 million for Sport Relief if every university and college in the UK raises £3,000 each. In addition to raising vital funds, the positive awareness of mental health, fitness and well-being that they would raise within their communities could be extraordinary. The University of Kent has taken on this challenge and we need you to get rowing!

You can still clock your distance and donate after the 15 January, just visit the Sports Centre to take part. We will set up a rowing area with a moderator that will be recording all the miles rowed.

If you want to donate to Row Britannia, visit our Just Giving page.

If you have any questions about your health and well-being, please speak to a member of the Kent Sport fitness team at the Sports Centre or visit our Health and fitness webpage. 

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