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The Fettes Foundation was set up in 1998 to raise philanthropic income for Fettes and its pupils. As the school has continued to grow, so too has the Foundation. Over the last two decades, the Foundation has raised over £16.5 million in support of a multitude of projects.

The first of the Foundation’s many fundraising initiatives was to build a new sports centre, known as Westwoods Health Club. This superb facility continues to benefit Fettes, the pupils and the local community to this day. Adam Mills, General Manager at the Club says: “Westwoods Health Club is a unique dual use facility as it offers private members, Fettes College students and staff access to excellent fitness facilities within a friendly and relaxed environment. We are delighted that we have also recently received a platinum award for our service.”

Since building the sports centre, the Foundation has gone from strength to strength with over 2,000 donors including parents, Old Fettesians, staff and others contributing to capital and annual appeals and to the Endowment Fund. Key projects funded by the Foundation include the Grassie Shooting Range, the Spens Building, the McMurray Astro, upgrading and improving boarding houses and the Chapel and, of course, bursary provision.

We are tremendously grateful to all donors, Foundation Trustees and staff who have been instrumental in the success of the Foundation over the past two decades. 

Alongside our long-term fundraising ambition is to increase philanthropic towards bursary provision, we are currently raising funds to refurbish and restore Fettes’ much-loved Pavilion. We aim to have all the funds in place as soon as possible, so that the Pavilion can be revitalised as a co-educational sporting hub and be the backdrop to a celebration of sport during Fettes’ 150th Anniversary in 2020-21.