Goalball UK is proud to announce its support of the British Inspiration Trust (BRIT).
The two organisations share much ethos – from supporting young adults, prompting better mental wellbeing, and of course, increasing participation in sport – and Goalball UK looks forward to working with BRIT to signpost their important work.
Each year BRIT hosts an annual fundraising event, The BRIT 2021 Challenge. This is an inclusive feel-good fundraiser to improve mental health and fitness, all whilst raising vital funds to support young adult mental health. Every UK university, college and student union are invited to register to take part, enter teams, and support student and staff participation, both on campus and at home.
The Challenge is designed to be completed by individuals working as a team to cover the 2,021-mile distance by either hand-cycling, cycling, wheelchair pushing, swimming, walking, jogging, running, rowing, or paddling (canoeing, kayaking, or paddle-boarding).
Speaking about the relationship between the two organisations, Mark Winder, Goalball UK’s CEO, said: “We are extremely proud to be forming a special relationship between Goalball UK and The British Inspiration Trust. Both charities are delighted to be supporting and promoting each other’s vital work that includes improving the mental health and fitness of young adults throughout the UK.
“The annual BRIT Challenge has the potential to involve students and young adults at university or college who are blind or visually impaired. We are delighted that the BRIT 2021 Challenge is inclusive, with many ways to take part and enables students and young adults to contribute the distance they cover to their team’s 2,021-mile target. It’s a feel-good fundraiser and we hope every UK university and college enters teams, so that students and staff of all abilities can participate.
“Through our special relationship, BRIT is keen to signpost and promote our work and raise awareness of Goalball UK. BRIT Ambassadors play an important role in encouraging universities and colleges to enter teams in the BRIT Challenge and inspiring students and young adults to take part. We are thrilled that two Great Britain goalball players have been invited to join the BRIT Ambassador family.”