Students get set for ‘Row Britannia’ challenge

By 14/02/2020Students

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; another objective is to promote positive awareness of mental health, fitness and wellbeing in local communities. The more students and staff who are willing to participate, the better.

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.”

Phil Packer MBE, Chief Executive of Row Britannia 2020, visited the University of Bolton to tell students and staff about the exciting challenge – and brought the charity’s Ocean Row Boat along with him.

Professor George E Holmes DL, President and Vice Chancellor of the University of Bolton, said: “The mental wellbeing of all students and staff is a prime focus and we are delighted to be taking part in Row Britannia 2020.”