All set for ‘Children in Need’ fundraiser

Getting into gear BBC Radio Shetland's biggest night are (from left): Richard Forbes, John Johnston, Pudsey, Mike Grundon and Jane Moncrieff. Now where is Daniel Lawson?

THE team at BBC Radio Shetland is getting into gear for their annual Children in Need broadcasting marathon.

Friday’s six hour show broadcast on 92.7FM from 7pm to 1am will showcase some of the best live music in Shetland.

This exquisitely handmade lace shawl was donated by Marion Anderson from Yell.

Getting the party going will be young fiddlers and young musicians of the year, followed by Iain Williamson accompanied by Margaret Scollay.

Birls Aloud showcase some of their new sets at 8pm, followed by dance band Da Fustra in the middle of the evening before Hom Bru then lift the tempo and The Revellers take the programme through midnight.


Nearly 100 items have been donated from across the isles to be auctioned off during the evening, which can be viewed on the Radio Shetland Facebook page.

Children in Need Burra Bear named Wanzey

Before the show starts the bairns from Cullivoe primary school will present Radio Shetland’s weekly request programme Give us a Tune starting at 6.10pm

Last year the station raised an amazing £27,000. In return Children in Need brought over £30,000 back to Shetland with money going to support the Befriending project, Disability Shetland’s programme of social activities for youngsters, and Voluntary Action Shetland’s welfare awards for disadvantaged children.

Radio Shetland’s senior producer John Johnston said this was the highlight of the year for the station.


“The generosity of the people and the support the community gives to the appeal continues to amaze us all here at Pitt Lane.”

The auction items are:

Star auction:

  1. Four man tent, bought for the programme Amazing Race in Shetland;
  2. A Shetland made tushkar used by contestants and donated by the makers of the Amazing Race;
  3. BP weekend away in Aberdeen. Leaving Scatsta on a Friday and return on a Monday. B & B accommodation in the city centre;
  4. Burra Bear, named Wanzey, especially made for Children in Need;
  5. A chance to present BBC Radio Shetland’s Give Us A Tune programme;
  6. A meal for four at Frankie’s Fish and Chips;
  7. Accordion and Fiddle Festival weekend ticket package for two people;
  8. Trip on the Lerwick Port Authority’s tug boat Knab for up to eight people;
  9. One year’s free parking on the pier at Lerwick;
  10. Mixed case of Valhalla Beer, t-shirt, bar mat and a guided tour of the brewery;
  11. Trip for two people to Mousa with Mousa Boats;
  12. A run in the Dukes of Hazzard General Lee car next summer;
  13. Folk Festival Weekender Package – two memberships, two tickets of choice and two tickets to the Foy and two invitations to the Final Fling;
  14. Private hire of the Dim Riv up to twelve passengers;
  15. Free swimming for a year at any SRT facility across Shetland;
  16. Two free return flights to Fair Isle;
  17. A tune written by Stephen Spence, highest bidder gets to name it;
  18. Unst fiddler Steven Spence will compose a tune for the highest bidder.
    Fraser pure lambs wool scarf in Ivory & Black in Fern Moonlight pattern;
  19. Two tickets from Atlantic Edge Music for a chart-topping band visiting Shetland in 2015;
  20. Shetland Amenity Trust are offering a three night stay at any of its three lighthouses at Bressay, Eshaness or Sumburgh;
  21. Shetland Arts festival pass to either Screenplay 2015 or Fiddle Frenzy 2015;
  22. Shetland’s Larder presenters Eunice and Jane will come and cook a meal in your own home;
  23. Lerwick to Aberdeen or Aberdeen to Lerwick for up to 4 passengers, a car and a standard cabin, valid for travel until 30 June 2015;
  24. Almost brand-new ladies road bike. GIANT – DEFY brand;
  25. An exquisitely handmade single ply Shetland wool shawl – approx 5ft square;
  26. Trip on a Sella Ness tug for up to seven people;
  27. A woodcut by artist Paul Bloomer, called ‘Owl at Virkie’;
  28. If you are looking for some extra muscle to get a big beefy job done, the Shetland Men’s Rugby Team are up for auction as “Slaves For A Day”;
  29. Handmade wooden Shetland footstool – or creepie – from Paparwark;
  30. Beautiful white hand-knitted baby shawl, machine washable;
  31. A tune composed by Peter Wood;
  32. The Shetland Classic Car Club are offering four classic cars as wedding vehicles. Summer wedding only;
  33. Scalloway Hotel offer a Valentine’s night dinner for two, overnight stay in the four poster room and a complimentary bottle of bubbly;
  34. The very last of limited edition ‘Socks The Shetland Pony’ toys: one large, one small, with official 3mobile tags;
  35. A Remote Control Tug Boat – 22 inches long. It’s a Southampton model, with electronic rudders, control room lights, smoking chimneys and a searchlight;
  36. A signed copy of new book Shetland Food and Cooking from Marian Armitage, plus a chance for two to cook a dish from the book with the author at her home in Sumburgh.
  37. Model bus.

7-9pm auction:

  1. Ian Smith o Troswick with a 1965 Bedford Vasi model bus. The original, nicknamed 'Half Loaf' belonged to Halcrows of Hamnavoe first and was then sold to Shalders.
    A large Blush bear;
  2. Framed Smirk cartoon,
  3. Crochet scarf;
  4. Five ballroom dance lessons for a beginner;
  5. Five kilos of fresh fish from Blydoit;
  6. Rib roast from Scalloway Meat Company;
  7. Shetland wool throw from Jamieson & Smith;
  8. Driftwood mirror;
  9. House of Commons goodie bag;
  10. Shetland Deli chutney gift pack;
  11. Six jars of Kay Tulloch relish;
  12. A man’s handmade scarf from Global Yell;
  13. A cherry candle from Carric;
  14. Fair Isle and Shetland Tweed IPAD cover;
  15. A hand operated blender;
  16. Shetland Soap Company hamper;
  17. A collection of six Shetland magazines;
  18. Five kilos of mussels, tub scallops, one kilo of crab claws from Blueshell Mussels;
  19. Potted Nordman Christmas tree, from Brae Building Centre;
  20. Set of eight Whyte & MacKay Beneagles ceramic birds full of whisky;
  21. An evening trip on the Swan for two;
  22. Bed & breakfast for two at Busta House;
  23. A framed print by Jeanette Nowak;
  24. A day out in James Hutton’s Jaguar car;
  25. A pair of Fair Isle fingerless gloves;
  26. Myths Of The Norsemen by H.A Guerber. Published in 1912, with illustrations;
  27. Set of canvas pictures.

9 -11pm Auction:

  1. A large Pudsey bear;
  2. Moving Image screening in home or local hall of old Shetland film;
  3. Ten line dancing lessons for two beginners
  4. £100 worth of fish of your choice from Q&A Fish in Scalloway;
  5. Half a bag of tatties and vegetables from da Flea;
  6. Sunday Carvery for four at the Hillswick Hotel;
  7. A hamper of gluten free food from Tagon Stores;
  8. A day out with the library van;
  9. A Shetland travel rug from Jamiesons, Sandness
  10. Four tickets for Islesburgh panto Babes In the Wood;
  11. Tour of Scottish Parliament, lunch for two with MSP Tavish Scott, and tickets to First Minister’s question time;
  12. Photo of a killer whale, taken by fisherman Johnny Simpson and framed by the Camera Shop;
  13. A knitted Santa;
  14. Selection of six jars relish from Kay Tulloch;
  15. Weekend for two at the Fair Isle Bird Observatory;
  16. Two knitted hats for bairns;
  17. A trip up one of the Burradale wind turbines;
  18. An extra special guided trip around the Energy Recovery Plant;
  19. Some goodies from Scoop;
  20. Big Bannock lovers can bid for Murray Mayfield’s original suitcase, stuffed with his travelling paraphernalia;
  21. Personal guided tour of Mousa for a family that includes the boat trip as well.
  22. A signed copy of BBC Sports presenter Richard Gordon’s new book Scotland ’74. A World Cup Story;
  23. Planticrub Christmas tree up to eight feet tall;
  24. Box of haddocks from LHD;
  25. A large knitted teddy bear;
  26. A one to one stylist session at M&Co, Lerwick;
  27. A ride in a stretch limousine;
  28. A Fair Isle knitted Shanna cushion;
  29. Beach Painting
  30. Clousta Model Railway tour.