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BRIT Challenge 2021 - Get involved!

Find out more about the BRIT Challenge

We’re delighted to announce that we’ll be taking part in this year’s BRIT Challenge and we’d love you to join us.


What is it?


The BRIT Challenge is an inclusive feel-good fundraiser to improve mental health and fitness.

The aim of the BRIT Challenge 2021 is to complete 2021 miles and raise £2021 before 1st July 2021.
The Challenge is designed to be completed by individuals working as one big team to cover a 2021 mile distance by either hand-cycling, cycling, wheelchair pushing, swimming, walking, jogging, running, rowing or paddling (canoeing, kayaking or paddle-boarding). 

Keep an eye on the team’s progress, log your miles and donate here.


How to get involved 

You can get involved in the BRIT Challenge either individually or as part of a team and you can do as many or as few miles as you are comfortable with.

Here are just a few ideas of how you can help us reach our combined goal of 2021 miles and £2021:

  • Every student or staff member completes one mile and raises £1 
  • Create your own team of flatmates, work colleagues, coursemates or club/societies members and set yourself a challenge for who can raise the most and/or cover the most distance
  • Set your student group members a challenge to complete one?mile each for their team and donate £1 
  • Set yourself a goal as a student group and aim to complete a certain number of miles, e.g. as a club aim to cover 100 miles and raise £100 

The BRIT Challenge is open to all University of Plymouth students as well as UPSU and University of Plymouth staff members.
What is a mile of my time? 

The following are based on average fitness levels:

  • Cycle – 6 minutes 
  • Run – 10 minutes 
  • Row – 10 minutes 
  • Walk – 20 minutes 
  • Kayak – 30 minutes 
  • Paddleboard – 30 minutes 
  • Swim – 45 minutes 

However you choose to get involved, all fundraising activity must be compliant with the most recent Government guidance which you can read here.


Who will you be fundraising for?


Prevention of Young Suicide breaking down the stigma around suicide and equipping people with the skills to recognise and respond to suicidal behaviour.
Student Minds
Empowers student and members of the University community to look after their own mental health, support others and create change.
Nightline Association
Providing students access to a non-judgemental, confidential, non-directive listening and information service throughout the night.
Charlie Waller
Supporting and educating young people in looking after their mental health.


How to fundraise 

All fundraising must be registered to the Team Plymouth Virgin Money Giving Page here.
Don’t forget to tick the Gift Aid, by donating through Gift Aid you enable the charities to claim an extra 25p for every £1 donation. This helps your donation to make even more of an impact on the charity’s work. 

BRIT Challenge 2021

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