We have asked University Chairs, Vice-Chancellor and College Principals to invite and encourage local, regional and national corporations, businesses & philanthropists to match-fund their student fundraising targets in order to raise funds for our mental health charity collaboration.

Additionally, we have asked University Chairs and Vice-Chancellors to assist their local College Principals in reaching their fundraising targets by working together. 


This collectively powerful approach has the potential for every university and college to raise £1.5 million for our collaboration of mental health charities.​

The pledges that they secure, that could total £1.5million, would provide vital support to student mental health, wellbeing and suicide prevention throughout the UK.


Universities and Colleges


To invite every university and college in the UK to participate in Row Britannia, we are delighted to have partnered with Universities UK, the Association of Colleges, Colleges Scotland and Colleges Wales.


Their Chief Executives & Chairs are sending our invitation out to every University Vice-Chancellor and College Principal in the UK.


We are asking them to host Row Britannia (or engage with their local host location and come along on the day we visit), support their students & staff to Row Britannia for Sport Relief, secure pledges of support from businesses to raise funds for our mental health charity partners and row a mile.


British Universities and Colleges Sport (BUCS), AoC Sport, AoC Sport Wales & Scottish Student Sport


BUCS, AoC Sport, AoC Sport Wales and Scottish Student Sport will engage with every university & college sports manager and ask them to support their student and staff teams throughout the Row Britannia Challenge.  We have also asked them to assist in providing advice and support with Adaptive Rowing facilities.


The National Union of Students (NUS)


The NUS are writing to every Student Union and encouraging them to Row Britannia and to champion inclusivity, disability and engage with their whole university or college community.




We have partnered with, and are asking for support from, Sporting Governing Bodies to invite and encourage British Sporting Icons to join us and visit universities and colleges to inspire, encourage and thank the teams who are participating in Row Britannia for Sport Relief.

Local, Regional and National Sports Clubs and Teams


If you are a local, regional or national sports team, please contact your local university or college and support the students taking part in Row Britannia.  We would be delighted if you take on the Row Britannia Challenge and if you can partner with your local university and college teams, this will assist them in reaching their £3,000 fundraising target for Sport Relief.



Our partner mental health charities will deliver a strategy to ensure all their vital support, to students and young people, compliments each other and therefore has maximum impact.  The funds we raise for them, by securing pledges, will provide support to students & young people through existing vital and proactive health, wellbeing and mental fitness programmes and services.



We are delighted that The Chief of The National Fire Chief’s Council (NFCC) will invite every Fire & Rescue Service to Row Britannia.  They can register their own teams or engage with their local university or college and assist them in their fundraising effort for Sport Relief.

NFCC have made UK Fire and Rescue Services aware of the Row Britannia event as we want to give them the opportunity to support colleges and universities in their areas. NFCC know only too well the importance of mental health, so anything we can do to help young people now can only benefit us all in the future.

NFCC welcome the opportunity for wider engagement, to deliver a greater understanding of mental health and support our universities and colleges.  Good luck to Fire Services  as they Row Britannia.​


Roy Wilsher

Chair of The National Fire Chief’s Council (NFCC)



We have partnered with The Royal Navy and they will encourage every Ship, Naval Base, Air Station, University Royal Navy Unit and Cadet organisation to Row Britannia.  They can register their own teams or engage with their local or affiliated university or college and assist them in their fundraising effort for Sport Relief.

The Royal Navy considers mental health to be just as important as physical health.  Reaching out for help is a sign of strength, not of weakness; Everyone needs help from time to time.


Row Britannia is a fantastic opportunity for members of the Naval Service, including our University Royal Navy Units and Cadet organisations, to step up to a positive mental health, fitness and wellbeing challenge. I encourage every Ship, Naval Base and Air Station to enter a team and Row Britannia. 


Rear Admiral Jim Higham OBE, Assistant Chief of Naval Staff (Ships)



British Rowing have partnered with is and will invite every British Rowing Club and Member to Row Britannia.  They can register their own team or engage with their local university and college to assist them in raising funds for Sport Relief.



Corporations and businesses who have approached us have been invited to registered for Row Britannia.  We would be delighted if they would engage with and support their local university or college to strengthen community relationships and raise positive awareness of mental health, fitness and wellbeing.


Corporations and businesses can support their local university and college to reach their £3,000 fundraising target for Sport Relief and/or match that target for our collaboration of mental health charities who support students and young people.


"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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