We are encouraging all staff and students at the University of Surrey and Surrey Sports Park to join us in participating in this year’s BRIT Challenge between 1st February to 3rd March 2022.

The challenge will be helping to raise vital funds for two amazing charities: the British Inspiration Trust and Oakleaf. Anyone can enter the challenge by becoming a SurreyMoves+ user and competing as an individual or as a team to compete for the highest distance travelled. Not already a SurreyMoves+ member? Click HERE to find out more.

What is the BRIT Challenge?

The BRIT Challenge is an inclusive feel-good February fundraiser for the Higher Education and Further Education sectors. Every UK university, college, specialist college and Students’ Union are invited to register to take part, enter teams, and support student and staff participation, both on campus or at home.  ​

The Challenge is designed to be completed by individuals working as a team to cover this year’s distance of 2,022 miles by either walking, running or cycling.

What are the charities?

The British Inspiration Trust:

  • The British Inspiration Trust is a charity focused on young adult mental health issues; seeking to combine sport and education governing bodies, institutions, philanthropists, and inspirational figures to support young adult health. They have a collaborative approach, partnering with several mental health charities and organisations to help engage and support the FE and HE sectors. Minimising their overhead costs are hugely important to maximise the impact that their work can have for young adults.

Oakleaf:

  • Oakleaf has been helping the community to manage its mental ill-health since 1995. Following the Care in the Community Act 1990, an occupational therapy unit at the old local Victorian asylum, Brookwood Hospital, closed and relocated to Guildford. The charity was registered in 1997 and has been led by its Chief Executive, Clive Stone, ever since. The charity’s aim is to transform the lives and futures of adults managing their mental ill-health and help them secure the skills, confidence and training needed to return to the workplace. This pathway is delivered via three main focuses: Work-Related TrainingWellbeing Activities, and Counselling Services.

Click HERE to visit the GoFundMe page and to make your donation!

How to take part in the challenge…

Competing as an individual? Simply ensure you are signed up on the SurreyMoves+ app and donate through our GoFundMe page. We are counting all walking, running, and cycling activity on SurreyMoves+ between 1st February and 3rd March 2022 towards our total, so make sure you sync regularly with the Moves+ app. Also, look out for the global challenges dedicated to the BRIT challenge for those prize points!

Looking add extra competition to your challenge? Join up with friends, colleagues or your club/society to form a team. Click HERE to register and ensure all the user emails linked to each member’s SurreyMoves+ account. Just ensure that you sync with the Moves+ app regularly to keep tracking your distance for your team, and still donate through the GoFundMe link to contribute to a great cause. Plus, each member on the winning team will receive 1,000 SurreyMoves+ bonus points!

Weekly activity is included up till 12 midnight on Sundays and it is then calculated on a Monday morning for a Team leaderboard to be released on Monday afternoon. This excludes the last week of the challenge where activity will be stop being counted on Thursday at midnight, and the final leaderboard released on Friday.