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Fettes joins Doddie Aid 2023 Fitness Challenge

Starting on 1st January, the Fettes community is being encouraged to get active to raise funds to help tackle Motor Neuron Disease (MND) and join the Doddie Aid 2023 fitness challenge. This will replace our Fit in February challenge we have held in previous years.

Doddie Aid raises funds for the Doddie Weir ‘My Name’5 Doddie’ Foundation. Over the past two years, over £2 million has been raised for MND research by over 30,000 participants to help find a cure for MND. People are challenged to get active for six weeks from the start of January and rack up miles for their chosen district eg Edinburgh, Glasgow etc. Read more here

Mr Appleson, Fettes College Director of Sport, says “This is a fantastic challenge which we are delighted to be joining this year. It is a great way to encourage us all to stay active during the winter months and to bring out a competitive side, with leaderboards showcasing participant's efforts. Many schools took part last year, with hundreds of students participating in the challenge.

“It will be great to track progress of those taking part in the challenge within the Fettes community and encourage one another to walk, run, cycle, row that extra mile or more!

Prizes will be available for the school that recruits the most students, and for the students who raise the most money.”

How to get involved

The challenge is open to all in the Fettes community - students, parents, teachers, alumni, and pets!

Entering the challenge is easy:

  • Sign up using the Doddie Aid app
  • Choose a district and claim your free district snood
  • Join the ‘Fettes College Community’ league
  • Set a personal goal (optional) – 2,000 steps equates to 1 mile, which might help in setting your goal
  • Donate £20

All types of exercise counts: walking, running, cycling, skiing, rowing… the list goes on!

Sign up now and have a fun first six weeks of 2023 getting fit!