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Brit 2021 Challenge

The University and the Students’ Union are joining forces with institutions across the UK to take on the BRIT 2021 Challenge - uniting to support young adult mental health.

The University has partnered with BRIT for the BRIT 2021 Challenge, inviting every student and staff member to take part. Christ Church students and staff will aim to raise as much money as possible by travelling 2021 miles before 14th March, with donations going to charities providing mental health support for young people.

The BRIT 2021 Challenge has been designed so that our University, working in teams will aim to cover 2021 miles by either jogging, running, walking, cycling, hand-cycling, wheelchair pushing, swimming, rowing or paddling (all participants must adhere to their local Government COVID-19 guidelines).

Form a Team and Join the Challenge!

The challenge launches on Monday 8th February. Before then, we are seeking Team Captains, as a Team Captain you will register your team, motivate your team during the challenge, record your team members' completed miles and encourage your team to seek as many donations as possible.

 

At the end of each week, you must submit your own millage for distance travelled during that week. Access individual mileage form.

Watch our handy how-to video for more information.

 So, you’ve signed a team up for the BRIT 2021 Challenge at Canterbury Christ Church University for the next 5 weeks! What do you need to do next?

  1. Firstly, make sure you’ve recruited everyone you want to add into your team. The more people in your team, the more miles you’ll accumulate! Any new members you add to your team throughout the challenge, can then be added to the list of team members when you submit your weekly team mileage.

    TIP: It’s a good idea to have all of your team members in a group chat, so you can encourage each other but also distribute information quickly and easily.

  2. When your team members complete an activity, they should visit this webpage and scroll down to the “Mileage Submission for Individuals” section and then complete the form. It will ask them which team they are in, how many miles they completed and their method of travel. You will then automatically receive an email with the details of their miles and mode of travel.

  3. We’ve created a handy excel sheet, which you can use to keep track of your team’s activities in one place. When you receive an email with their activity, just fill in the details on your excel sheet. You don’t need to send this spreadsheet in, but you’ll find it easier to fill in the team mileage submission form at the end of each week with all the information in one place.

  4. You will need to submit your team’s mileage by midnight on the Sunday of every week for it to be included in the weekly roundup which will be included in a social media summary each Monday. This will include a leader board so you can see how you’re getting on compared to other teams! But also the overall total as a University to see how close we are to the target of 2,021 miles.

    To submit your team’s miles click here, and fill in the form with the following information:
  • How many miles your team completed this week
  • Which of your team members contributed miles (your team members are already listed so you’ll just need to tick next to their name, but you can add new names if you recruit new members throughout the challenge)
  • Which of your team members completed the most amount of miles this week
  • Submit any photos of your team’s activities that we may feature in our progress updates (optional)

 

We are also asking teams to raise as much money as they can in support BRIT and their four charity partners, who provide mental health support for young adults. To do this, donators will need to visit our Virgin Money Donations page

We are also tracking which team can attract the most donations. To do this, you will need to encourage anybody wanting to donate to your team to write your team’s name in the comment’s section when they submit their donation.

So you’ve joined a team in the BRIT 2021 Challenge at Canterbury Christ Church University for the next 5 weeks! What do you need to do next?

When you’ve done an activity, you’ll need to visit this webpage and scroll down to “Mileage Submission for Individuals” and complete the form. It will ask you which team you are in, how many miles you completed and your method of travel. This will then automatically get sent to your team captain who will log it and submit the team’s contribution at the end of each week.

We are also asking teams to raise as much money as they can in support BRIT and their four charity partners, who provide mental health support for young adults. To do this, donators will need to visit our Virgin Money Donations page

We are also tracking which team can attract the most donations. To do this, you will need to encourage anybody wanting to donate to your team to write your team’s name in the comment’s section when they submit their donation.

BRIT’s vision is to unite Sport and Education Governing Bodies, Institutions, Businesses, Philanthropists and Inspirational Figures through a collectively powerful approach to support young adult mental health.

Addressing and improving mental health, fitness and wellbeing is a priority throughout the UK. By ensuring mental health is treated as a societal concern, we can encourage early intervention and action. 

The funds raised through the BRIT 2021 UK-wide campaigns will provide vital support to students & young adults through existing and proactive health, wellbeing and mental fitness programmes and services. All funds raised will be shared equally between the following charities;

The British Inspiration Trust (BRIT)

Nightline Association

Charlie Waller Trust

Papyrus

Student Minds

#BRIT2021 – Work Week Challenge Rules

  • Participants submit their mileage after each activity as per the current BRIT 2021 submission method
  • The mileage MUST have evidence uploaded with it to be considered. (i.e. a screenshot of Strava or a photo of a wearable with your efforts on)
  • Only those activities listed below, within each specified week, will count towards the Work Week Challenge:
  1. Week 2: Monday 15th – Friday 19th February  |  Cycling / Hand Cycling 
  2. Week 3: Monday 22nd – Friday 26th February  |  Walking / Wheelchair Pushing 
  3. Week 4: Monday 1st – Friday 5th March  |  Running 
  • Each week, there will be one £10 Amazon voucher for the individual who completes the most miles during the Monday to Friday period for the activity listed
  • Only Miles submitted by midnight Friday will be counted towards that week’s challenge
  • Totals will be reviewed at the end of each week, after which one winner will be announced on social media, along with four runners up
  • The winner will receive their Amazon Voucher via email

 

The Government’s current guidance on outdoor exercise is as follows: 

This should be limited to once per day, and you should not travel outside your local area. 

You can exercise in a public outdoor place: 

  • by yourself 
  • with the people you live with 
  • with your support bubble (if you are legally permitted to form one) 
  • in a childcare bubble where providing childcare 
  • or, when on your own, with 1 person from another household 

This includes but is not limited to running, cycling, walking, and swimming. https://www.gov.uk/guidance/coronavirus-covid-19-advice-on-accessing-green-spaces-safely  

 

 

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Last edited: 15/02/2021 15:37:00