Supporting Ukraine

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Our statement

British Rowing is appalled by developments in Ukraine and condemns the actions taken by Russia against Ukraine. Our thoughts are with the members of the Ukrainian rowing community and the Ukrainian people.

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The welfare and wellbeing of our athletes is paramount and we will continue to monitor the situation and stay connected with World Rowing, UK Sport and DCMS and to offer help and support in any way we can.

Find our full statement here >>>

Government advice

There’s lots we can all do to support Ukraine. The government has put together a page with details of how you can help, including tips to make sure you’re donating safely.

Find the page here >>>

The official hashtag to use is #StandingWithUkraine

Direct donations

The Red Cross have launched an urgent appeal – you can donate here

UNICEF have also launched an emergency response appeal – you can donate here


Sport England

Sport England has put together a guide on how the sport and physical activity sector can help in a time of crisis for the people of Ukraine.

Find the guide here >>>


Pull Together for Ukraine

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ReSport has created a one-month virtual challenge aiming to collectively row 100 million meters and, more importantly, raise funds for aid to the people of Ukraine. The challenge closes on 31 March.

You’ll be able to keep track of everyone’s progress on this map.

Join Pull Together for Ukraine here >>>


Row The Distance for Ukraine

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Row The Distance has created a new medal in support of Ukraine. 100% of profits will be split between UNICEF and the Red Cross, and will be donated to their respective Ukraine crisis appeals.

The challenge distances go from 1k up to a marathon to make it inclusive as possible. This can be rowed, ran, walked, cycled, wheel chair or swam.

As of 6th March, Row The Distance have raised over £3375 (with gift aid).

Find the medal here >>>


Row for Ukraine

Global Row for Ukraine

One Sporting World are inviting clubs to join together with Olympic Squads across the globe in support a global fundraising effort. On Sunday 15th May, clubs will be sending three representatives to row against GB Rowers, with one GB rower in their boat.

Sign up here >>>


Support Ukrainian rowers in Poland

Kasia from the Isle of Ely Rowing Club is raising money for the Polish Rowing Association, who are coordinating efforts with many Polish rowing clubs to host Ukrainian rowers.

Find their Just Giving page here >>>


Do you have a charity event or challenge to support Ukraine? Email us at comms@britishrowing.org to be added to this page. 

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