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Total distance rowed so far...
563 miles

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#rowbritannia and help us raise money for #sportrelief2020 

The university is participating in a national Sport Relief challenge #rowbritannia and we need YOU to get involved.

From Monday 2 March until Friday 13 March, static rowing machines will be stationed in key locations across all our campuses (details below) and, where practical, a rowing machine will be provided in a quiet area for our shy and retiring rowers.

Row Britannia is encouraging students and staff to unite and row 2020 miles collectively for mental health and raise £3,000 for Sport Relief over the two-week period. 

How can I get involved?

  • Join our University of Cumbria team, set yourself a rowing challenge and get friends and family to sponsor you
  • Visit one of our rowing stations, row a mile and donate £1 in our #rowbritannia charity bucket
  • Support our University of Cumbria team and sponsor a colleague to row your mile for you

Row in fancy dress or your pyjamas if you feel like it, it’s all about having fun and raising money for a great cause.

Look out for rowing stations (details below) and come and join members of our exec team as they join in the challenge.

Share your progress on Instagram and make sure to tag #rowbritannia and #cumbriauni 

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  • Rowing Stations

    Rowing stations are available as follows:


    Charlotte Mason Building Foyer

    Carlisle Brampton Road

    Main Reception

    Carlisle Fusehill Street

    Learning Gateway


    Gateway Building


    Davies Court Gym - Ask at London Reception for details

  • £££ Contribute to the cause £££

    Join our University of Cumbria team, set yourself a rowing challenge and get friends and family to sponsor you.

    You can donate £1 and row a mile.

    You can donate £1 to get a friend or colleague to row a mile.

    You can simply donate as much as you like via the donations page.

    You can drop all of your loose change (and notes) into the collection buckets at every rowing location (details above).

    Scan this QR code Join Team Cumbria and to donate directly from your mobile device (card, bank transfer & Paypal):


    See how much we have raised so far:

  • Rowing between campuses

    It is 345 miles from our London Campus to Brampton Road in Carlisle (via Lancaster, Ambleside and Fusehill Street campuses).

    How far will we get? How many times can we complete the journey?


  • Mental Health and Wellbeing Support

    University of Cumbria

    Mental Health and Wellbeing

    Urgent support / Crisis

    Are you struggling to cope? Need to talk to someone?

    Samaritans - call free any time of day or night

    Tel: 116123



    Shout - 24/7 support from crisis volunteers

    Text SHOUT to 85258


    Need Medical Support?

    If you need medical advice you can book an emergency GP appointment with your GP surgery.​

    ​If you need urgent medical advice call the NHS 111

    If you need immediate medical help or attention call 999 or visit Accident & Emergency (A&E).

  • Photos (updated daily throughout the challenge)


    Windermere rowers, Photo of Windermere rowers (11 people in coats standing for the photo)1008_Janet Askew, Female using rowing machine1001_Christian Stretton, Male on a Rowing machine1007_Katie Mills, Female on rowing machine1006_Thomas James, Male on a rowing machine 1005_Ruth Harrison-Palmer, Young female on a rowing machine1002_Kelly Pattison, Female on a Rowing machine in the Learning Gateway at the Carlisle campus1000_Kerry Hartin, Woman on a rowing machine 1009_Kelly Pattison, Female child smiling next to rowing machine in the Learning Gateway at the Carlisle campus1004_Kelly Pattison, Female child showing a 'thumps up' next to a rowing machine1003_Kelly Pattison, Female child sat on rowing machine in the Learning Gateway at the Carlisle campusColin Coghill, Male in suit rowing on rowing machineC_Katie Mills, Female rowing on rowing machineA_Kelly Pattison, Female child rowing on rowing machine. Bernard Simpson 7th March 2020, Rowing machine display Kelly Pattison, Female rowing on a rowing machineJames Stephens, Male member of staff rowing on rowing machineSusan Keir, Female rowing on a rowing machineLynn Bewley submitted 2, Female on a rowing machine and a person watching in the background rowing_Gill Dixon, Rowing machine displayIMG_20200305_125735, Female member of staff on rowing machine20200304_142427_Dan Meer, Male rowing on a rowing machine while a male and a female watch himRow Britannia 4th March 2020_Bernard Simpson, Rowing machine display
    Katie Mills submitted 1, Rowing machine displayBen Jansz rowing, Male staff member rowing on rowing machine  Katie Mills submitted 2, Female rowing on rowing machine for 'can you row a mile' challenge in the Learning gateway at Carlisle campus Frances McDarby, Female rowing on rowing machine Lynn Bewley submitted 1, Female rowing on the rowing machineKatie Mills submitted 3, A selfie of a smiling female on a rowing machine and a smiling female who is holding the camera Dave Wilson, Photo of Dave WilsonSharron Taylor, Young female rowing on a rowing machineBernard Simpson, Male rowing on rowing machine for 'Can you row a mile challenge' in the Learning Gateway at the Carlisle campus

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