• Phil Packer

Adventurer, author and Co-Founder of The Active Pregnancy Foundation, Sally Kettle, supports BRIT

We are delighted that Sally continues to support us as a BRIT Ambassador and is championing the BRIT 2021 Challenge.


Sally is an adventurer, author and the Co-Founder of The Active Pregnancy Foundation.

Sally Kettle - Adventurer, author and the Co-Founder of The Active Pregnancy Foundation

I have been delighted to be part of the BRIT Ambassador family for many years now and it is a pleasure to champion their annual UK-wide feel-good fundraising team challenges.


The BRIT 2021 Challenge is an exciting and innovative opportunity for every university, college and student union to enter teams and encourage their students and staff to take part.

There has never been a more important time for BRIT to influence, encourage and inspire the charity, education and sport sectors to collaborate in support of young adult mental health and fitness.


The BRIT Challenges encourage students and staff of all abilities to participate wherever they are (at home or on campus) and I have seen first-hand, the impact of their support on young adults.


I urge Olympians, Paralympians, sports personalities, adventurers and explorers to join the BRIT Ambassador family and unite to support and improve young adult mental health by championing the BRIT 2021 Challenge.


With COVID-19 restrictions in place, BRIT Ambassadors are asked to provide supportive video and social media messages; I hope to enthuse and encourage Kingston University and Kingston College (and the South Thames Colleges Group) to embrace the BRIT 2021 Challenge so that all their students and staff have the opportunity to take part.”

Sally Kettle - BRIT Ambassador

Sally is the first woman to have rowed across the Atlantic east-west, twice. She first took to the oars in 2003. Following an initial set back to her first Atlantic attempt, she was joined by an unlikely rowing partner - her mother Sarah Kettle. 106 days later they made it into the record books as the world’s first mother and daughter to row an ocean.


In 2005 Sally founded Rowgirls - an all-female rowing team striving to break the record for the fastest Atlantic crossing. The team of four were struck by disaster when a crewmate left the boat mid-Atlantic. Subsequently the boat lost its rudder in the worst recorded conditions in 200 years and a shark attacked the boat - no lives were lost. Unwilling to give up, Sally and her crew completed the challenge. They arrived in Antigua 77 days later, and became the first three-handed boat ever to complete the trip.


More recently, Sally co-founded The Active Pregnancy Foundation who support women to stay active throughout pregnancy and beyond, by providing expertise and advice, changing culture and challenging policy.


For more information on Sally’s achievements, please visit her website.


For more information on The Active Pregnancy Foundation, please visit their website.