Row Britannia is a collaboration of organisations and individuals who are determined to provide the best possible mental health, fitness and wellbeing support to students and young people.  In addition to the extraordinary work that they and their organisations currently provide, all are all uniting in support of the vision of Row Britannia; the platform, the campaign and the event.



Row Britannia is a platform, campaign and event enabled by The British Inspiration Trust (BRIT).  The charity has strived to work in partnership and support of other charities since its inception.  The charity works with minimal overheads and staff and has always been supported through gifted support from advisors, leaders, experts, corporations and sponsors.


The British Inspiration Trust (BRIT) has recently gone through a transformative process and its sole purpose now is to deliver inspirational education and support to young people who are facing mental health difficulties.  BRIT will act as conduit charity in support of our partner mental health charities and is growing a leadership and governance team to remain transparent and inspire confidence to the businesses, corporations and philanthropists pledging funds.







Phil Packer 

John de Pury

Rosie Tressler OBE ​

Liz Haigh-Reeve 

Mike Peckham

Charles Homan

Nicola Burden

Louise de Silva

Christina Reif

Rory Quirke

Lucy Engleheart

Karen Hobbs

Paul Wallis

Thanks to;

Adam Reynolds


Trudy Baxter





Caroline Underwood OBE

Julia Kaufmann OBE

Nicki Couzens


Carl Doran

Katie Lloyd 


Josie Verghese

Liz Warner

Tim Edwards

Naomi Fraser

Ali Styles

Emily Anderson


Roy Wilsher

Monica Perez

Rear Admiral Jim Higham OBE FIMarEst RN

Lieutenant Commander Mark Webster RN

Lieutenant Commander Mick Cook RN

WO1 Paul “Tiny” Nash MSM RN


Jo Thomassen

Chloe Swycher

Toby Harrison

Thalia Temmerman

Fabrice Temmerman

John Maddison MBE

British Inspiration Trust & Row Britannia

Chair – Row Britannia University and College Engagement Group

Chair – Row Britannia Mental Health Charity Partnership Group

Strategic Advisor

Strategic Advisor

Accountancy & Forensic Audit Advisor 

Legal Advisor

Row Britannia Support

Row Britannia Support

Row Britannia Support

Row Britannia Map & Itinerary Support

Row Britannia Map & Itinerary Support

Row Britannia Map & Itinerary Support



Chair of Trustees - British Inspiration Trust



British Inspiration Trust


The Charities Commission

The Fundraising Regulator


Advisor (Philanthropy Company)

Advisor (Small Charities Coalition)

Advisor (Active Partnerships)


BBC Commissioning & Development Editor, TV Sport

BBC Development Director and Director, BBC Young Reporter - BBC News & Current Affairs 

BBC Head of Young Reporter, BBC News


Comic Relief

Comic Relief

Comic Relief

Comic Relief

Comic Relief


Chair – National Fire Chief’s Council


National Fire Chief’s Council

Royal Navy


Royal Navy


Royal Navy


Royal Navy



John de Pury (Chair) 

Phil Packer

Professor Steve West OBE DL



Stuart Rimmer

Kirstie Hickson

Richard Steward

Vince Mayne

Thanks to;

Chris Sayers

John Rushforth

Sarah Connell


Professor Julia Buckingham

Alistair Jarvis

Amy Dicks

Antoinette Titchener-Hooker

Clara Plackett

Gedminte Mikulenaite

Kristen Hindes

Louisa Beeby

Sanaa Al-Busaidy

Sam Roseveare


David Hughes

Richard Caulfield

Christopher Pitts

Michelle Killen


Shona Struthers

Will McLeish

Joanne Buchan


Iestyn Davies

Rob Baynham

Hannah Murray

Emily Bright


Stew Fowlie

Professor Jane Longmore

James Murray

Richard Stewart

Piers Wilkinson

Universities UK

British Inspiration Trust and Row Britannia

Vice-Chancellor & President UWE Bristol and Chair of Universities UK Mental Health in Higher Education Working Group

Principal of East Coast College and Chair of the Association of Colleges Mental Health Policy Group

Association of Colleges Sport

Director of Communications, National Union of Students

British Universities and Colleges Sport (BUCS)

Chair, Committee of University Chairs

Committee of University Chairs

Committee of University Chairs


President, Universities UK

Chief Executive, Universities UK

Universities UK

Universities UK

Universities UK

Universities UK

Universities UK

Universities UK

Universities UK

Universities UK

Chief Executive, Association of Colleges

Association of Colleges

Association of Colleges

Association of Colleges

Chief Executive, Colleges Scotland

Colleges Scotland

Colleges Scotland

Chief Executive, ColegauCymru

ColegauCymru - Colleges Wales

ColegauCymru - Colleges Wales

ColegauCymru - Colleges Wales

COO, Scottish Student Sport

Vice-Chancellor Chichester University

Student Suicide Prevention Ambassador & Campaigner

National Union of Students (NUS)

National Union of Students (NUS)




Rosie Tressler OBE

Phil Packer

Hamish Elvidge

Jed Flynn

Hazel Russell 

Clare Stafford   

Thanks to;

Lady Waller


Tor Hornby

Rachel Ellis

(Chair) Student Minds

The British Inspiration Trust & Row Britannia

Matthew Elvidge Trust

Chief Executive, PAPYRUS – Prevention of Young Suicide

Head of Fundraising, PAPYRUS – Prevention of Young Suicide

Charlie Waller Memorial Trust

Charlie Waller Memorial Trust


Mental Health Innovations




Phil Packer

Professor Nick Webborn OBE

Scott Field

Chris Farrell

Sarah Treseder OBE

Hannah Lawton

Guy Taylor

Neil Townsend

Ben Hawes​

Helene Raysford


Thanks to;

Rt Hon Sir Hugh Robertson KCMG DL

Annamarie Phelps CBE

Rob Arnott

Mike Diaper OBE

Joanne Moss

Antoinette McKeown


Stewart Harris

Laura Cook


Kim Atkinson

Alison Deuchars

Gregor Muir


Sarah Powell

Graham Williams

Rhian Evans

Robert Phillips

Victoria Ward

Kate Evans

Aled Herbert

Helen Tan

Andy Parkinson

Kieran Olds

Mark Elliott

Jude Rose

The British Inspiration Trust & Row Britannia

Chair, British Paralympic Association

Director of Communications, British Olympic Association                                               

Project Manager, Indoor Rowing, British Rowing

Chief Executive, Royal Yachting Association

Invictus Athletes and Invictus Ambassadors

Chief Executive, Talented Athlete Scholarship Scheme

Chief Executive, British Olympic Foundation

Chair, British Olympic Association Athletes’ Commission

Chair, British Paralympic Association Athletes’ Commission



Chair, British Olympic Association




UK Sport

Sport England

Sport England

Chief Executive, Sport Northern Ireland

Chief Executive, Sport Scotland

Sport Scotland

Chief Executive, Scottish Sports Association

Scottish Sports Association 

Scottish Sports Association

Chief Executive, Sport Wales

Sport Wales

Sport Wales

Sport Wales

Chief Executive, Welsh Sports Association

Welsh Sports Association

Welsh Sports Association


Chief Executive, Welsh Rowing

Chief Executive, British Rowing

British Rowing

Help for Heroes

Royal Yachting Association


"We are extremely proud to be a beneficiary of Row Britannia, an event promoting inclusion, teamwork and wellbeing.  We are looking forward to working collaboratively with the other supported charities on new and exciting projects that will help to transform the state of student mental health so that all in higher education can thrive." 


Rosie Tressler OBE, CEO, Student Minds.

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& completing your Row Britannia challenge



& final day of rowing

(if needed)