Felsted Giving Day Raises Over £115,000 for Transformational Bursaries

Felsted's first ever Giving Day on 24 April 2024 raised over £115,000 (and counting) contributing towards increasing the number of transformational bursaries available to students.

Coinciding with Felsted’s 460th anniversary, the entire school community threw themselves into activities, events and challenges during a fun-packed 36 hours of fund-raising. Driven by an innovative digital platform, the generous gifts came from all areas of the Felsted community - including alumni, parents, staff and generous donors who contributed funds to match challenges - to help with the school’s goal to offer full-fee boarding support to an additional 10 Sixth Form boarders each and every year.

‘From hula-hooping to bake sales, our pupils, staff, family and friends needed very little encouragement to enter into the spirit of Giving Day,’ said Felsted’s Director of Development, Kate Love. ‘The funds raised as a result really will be life-changing, and we are very much looking forward to being able to widen our offer of these transformational bursaries to many more Felsted pupils in the future, who I am sure will go on and do great things in the world as a result of the opportunity to access a Felsted education.’

Philanthropy is key to the Felsted ethos. Pupils of all ages lead and take part in fundraising activities benefiting good causes nationally and internationally, and also volunteer in the local community, including at Felsted’s Mission in the East End of London, where older students help out in the food bank and night shelter.



‘We are very aware that our school is part of the local community, the national community and the international community, and we take an active role,’ said Chris Townsend, Head of Felsted School. ‘Fundraising and also giving our time and energy to support others and make a positive difference is very much a part of being a member of the Felsted community, whether as a pupil, parent or member of staff.’



Learn more about Felsted's Giving Day