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Broadcaster and Writer, Gabby Logan MBE, supports BRIT and champions the annual BRIT Challenge

We are delighted that Broadcaster and Writer, Gabby Logan MBE, is continuing to support BRIT and champion our annual BRIT Challenge.

Former Gymnast and Sports Presenter, Gabby Logan, joins Row Britannia

“The COVID-19 pandemic has impacting on all of our lives, however it has had a disproportionate impact on particular groups in society; those on a low income, people with an existing mental health condition; children and young adults and people from Black, Asian and Minority Ethnic (BAME) communities. Preventing and supporting the mental health and wellbeing needs of the population required a multi-agency collaborative approach. I am delighted that The British Inspiration Trust (BRIT) are continuing to forge partnerships and special relationships across the education, sport and charity sectors to support and improve young adult mental health and fitness throughout the UK.

I have known Phil, the Founder of BRIT, for over a decade and applaud his determination to support and improve young adult and student mental health and fitness through the delivery of the annual inclusive BRIT Challenge. Having supported BRIT for many years, I have witnessed the positive impact of the BRIT Challenge on student and staff.

The BRIT Challenge is a feelgood February fundraiser that provides the opportunity for every university, college, specialist college and Students’ Union to enter teams and encourage their students and staff to take part. It’s inspiring to see that university and college teams are invited to choose a second charity to raise funds for, alongside BRIT, as this will undoubtedly support local, regional and national charities.

I urge our Olympians, Paralympians, Sports Personalities, Adventurers and Explorers, to unite, join the BRIT Ambassador family, and share their lived experience to destigmatise mental health, encourage students and staff of all abilities to take part in the BRIT Challenge, and champion inclusivity, equality and diversity. I am thrilled that over 150 inspirational figures have already joined the BRIT Ambassador family to support students and staff at universities and colleges throughout the UK.

I wish every team taking part in the annual BRIT Challenge the very best of luck and hope my former university, Durham, and my local universities and colleges in Buckinghamshire, will lead the way with both their fundraising and student engagement.”

Gabby Logan MBE

Broadcaster and Writer

A former international gymnast, Gabby began her broadcasting career in radio in 1992 and joined Sky Sports in 1996 where she quickly established herself as one of their key presenters.

She joined ITV in 1998 and during her time at the channel Gabby’s repertoire expanded through presenting various fixtures including The World Cup and Champions League.

In 2004 Gabby hosted Sport Relief for the BBC before joining the corporation in 2007.

While at the BBC, Gabby has presented the Final Score, Inside Sport, Invictus Games, MOTD Six Nations, The Olympic Journey, The One Show, Inspire: The Premier League Show, The World Swimming Championships and Women’s Football, making her one of the network’s most integral faces. She was also a key member of the BBC’s presenting team for the 2012 and 2016 Olympic Games, 2014 Brazil World Cup and the 2014 Glasgow Commonwealth Games.

Following various stints on the station Gabby began presenting a weekly Sunday morning show on 5Live in 2008 and until 2011 presented the Gabby Logan show during weekdays. She also hosted a live daily show Live with Gabby on Channel 5. In 2013 Gabby presented I Love My Country, a primetime patriotic quiz show for BBC1 along with the celebrity diving show Splash! on ITV with Vernon Kay and Tom Daley. That year also saw her presenting Sport Relief from the Olympic Park as well as hosting the BBC’s first ever Sports Prom. In 2015, she hosted the primetime entertainment show Flockstars for ITV.

A prolific writer, she’s been a columnist for The Times and has previously written for The Independent, The Guardian, Glamour and Stylist Magazine.

Currently a patron of the Disabilities Trust, Prince’s Trust and Great Ormond Street, Gabby is also President of Muscular Dystrophy UK and a Vice President of Sparks. She lives in Buckinghamshire with her husband and two children.

For more information about Gabby, please visit her website. You can follow Gabby on Twitter and Instagram.


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