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St Peter's students to take part in BRIT 2021 Challenge

Students from St Peter's College will take place in the BRIT 2021 Challenge in an effort to raise funds for mental health charities in the UK.

Every UK university, college and student union are invited to register to take part, with those entering the Challenge having to cover a distance of 2,021 miles by either hand-cycling, cycling, wheelchair pushing, swimming, walking, jogging, running, rowing or paddling (canoeing, kayaking or paddle-boarding). Each team has until 1 July 2021 to reach their target.

The St Peter's BRIT 2021 Challenge team is being coordinated by Sam Heywood, President of the College Boat Club, and Emma Rath, JCR Vice President for Welfare.

Speaking to BRIT, Sam and Emma said: 

"We are thrilled to have entered a St Peter’s team in the BRIT 2021 Challenge to support and improve young adult mental health and fitness throughout the UK.

With the aim of marrying the two major themes of the challenge – sport and mental health – our team is run jointly by the college Boat Club and the JCR and MCR welfare teams. At a time in which being together in our tight-knit college community is impossible, the BRIT 2021 Challenge is a wonderful way to unite all members, both students and staff, for a common purpose – to raise funds for wonderful mental health charities upon whose valuable work we rely more than ever."

While completing the Challenge, the St Peter's team will be raising funds for various mental health charities, including the Nightline Association, The Charlie Waller Trust, and Student Minds.

Donations can be made via the SPC BRIT 2021 Challenge giving page.

More information can be found on the BRIT website.

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