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All set for Children in Need fundraiser

BBC Radio Shetland presenters Daniel Lawson, Jane Moncrieff and John Johnston with Pudsey Bear, the Children in Need mascot.

BBC RADIO Shetland is ready for Friday’s Children in Need night, its biggest charity fundraiser of the year.

Last year the appeal raised over £24,000 across the islands and more than £40,000 is coming back to support projects locally.

The seven-hour long marathon broadcast evening begins at 6.10pm with Give us a Tune presented by senior pupils from Hamnavoe Primary School.

Bidding for the almost 80 items donated by islanders and local businesses starts at 7pm.

Up for grabs are a weekend in Aberdeen courtesy of BP, a return trip for four with a cabin and car on board the NorthLink ferry, as well as Tansad vintage pram dating back to 1972.

There are lots of craft items to bid for along with paintings and jewellery, and no auction would be complete without the model bus made by Ian Smith. This year he has donated a 1944 Austin.

All the items in the auction are on the Radio Shetland Facebook page.

Radio Shetland will be showcasing live Shetland music throughout the night until 1am.

The line up includes Shetland’s young fiddler of the year, Jodie Smith, Lauren and Megan from Yell and Bryden Priest and his band Fiola.

Also helping the evening along will be Da Fustra, the North Ness Boys, the Peter Wood Dance Band and local boy band Vair.

Senior producer John Johnston said: “On behalf of all the staff at BBC Radio Shetland I would like to say a big thank you to everyone who’s supporting the appeal, has donated prizes for the auction and who’s fundraising for the event.

“We hope you’ll be able to tune in on the night to enjoy the music and craic.”

Over the last two decades almost £1 million has been granted by the national appeal to groups and charities in Shetland that work with children and young people.

Early auction:

  1. A signed copy of the new Revellers’ album
  2. Keepsake Castings offer £50 voucher
  3. Knitted doll
  4. Christmas tree
  5. Lerwick Brewery visit for two
  6. £50 gift voucher for Frankie’s Fish and Chips
  7. Shetland Chutney taster pack
  8. A knitted kit pack from Jamieson
  9. Two peenies covered with Shetland dialect
  10. A pair of Fair Isle dags
  11. Three ballet lessons
  12. Festive hamper from the Bigton Shop
  13. Locked Shetland escape for five people
  14. Two foot tall toy Alsatian dog
  15. Shetland Soap Company basket
  16. Meal for two at LJ’s DINER in Mid Yell
  17. Photograph of the northern lights at Kergord
  18. House of Commons goodie bag
  19. Five kilos of mussels from SSMG
  20. Rack N Ruin t-shirt
  21. Round trip for four on the bridge of the Bressay ferry
  22. Watercolour painting of Gillies Pier, in Lerwick
  23. Slate coasters and placemat from N-Graved
  24. Wooden Christmas Eve box
  25. Giant 4.5 kilo Toblerone.


Late auction (8 to 10pm):

  1. Lunch for two and tour of the Scottish Parliament
  2. Shetland with Love gift bag including handmade goats milk soap
  3. A hamper from Scoop
  4. Ten line dancing lessons
  5. Magnus Bay Hotel gift voucher
  6. Accordion and Fiddle Festival weekender package for two
  7. A day out on the mobile library van
  8. Five kilos of haddock from Blydoit
  9. Five kilos of mussels from SSMG
  10. Three 3 year old sycamores in poly pots
  11. One bag of Santanta Pink potatoes from the Flea
  12. An alloy wheel refurb for a set of 4 car alloy wheels from Malakoff
  13. Rigg Cape from Niela Kalra
  14. Framed picture of sunset over Foula by Austin Taylor
  15. Six 1 year old fuchsias grown in pots
  16. Knitted cushion from Kharis Leggate
  17. Framed Shetland sunset landscape water colour from Gibby Robertson
  18. Framed pencil drawing of a native American from 1995 by Gibby Robertson
  19. A small hand made wooden boat by Peter Thompson
  20. Large mounted photograph of the local fishing boat Charisma
  21. Four free music lessons from High Level Music
  22. A Shetland travel rug in blue, green, mustard and white from Jamieson’s Spinning
  23. A photograph of Lerwick Harbour taken by Scott Goudie
  24. A day out being driven around in a classic Jaguar XJ8
  25. Six month membership of the Shetland Weight Training club
  26. A round trip for four on the bridge of the Whalsay ferry.

Star auction (9pm to midnight):

  1. Knitted Burra Bear
  2. Trip on board the Lerwick harbour pilot boat Knab
  3. Free parking on Victoria Pier for a year
  4. Chance to present Give us a Tune on Radio Shetland
  5. Wooden model bus
  6. BP weekend in Aberdeen including flights and accommodation
  7. Half day trip on the Swan for two
  8. Three night stay in a Shetland lighthouse
  9. Mike Monster painting
  10. A silver pendant from Shetland Jewellery
  11. Free swim for a year
  12. A peerie felted wife with an Oorick along with two bairns books
  13. £100 worth of fish from QA Fish in Scalloway
  14. Return flight for two to Fair Isle
  15. A tune written by Steven Spence
  16. A trip on the Dim Riv for up to twelve people
  17. A stay for two for two nights at the Fair Isle Bird Observatory
  18. Signed Debi Gliori books from the Wordplay festiva
  19. A painting of Sands Ayre by Cecil Duncan
  20. A tour of Tingwall airport and a sightseeing flight to Fair Isle or Papa Stour or Foula
  21. Four tickets for the panto Mother Goose
  22. NorthLink trip for two to Aberdeen for four passengers, car and cabin
  23. Shetland Folk Festival weekender for two
  24. £200 Pound Gift Voucher for tyres from Brae Garage
  25. A tune composed by Peter Wood
  26. Shetland Football team training session
  27. A 1972 Tansad vintage pram
  28. Xmas lunch for 10 people at the Scalloway Hotel (subject to availability)
  29. A trip on a pilot boat around Sullom Voe harbour for nine people
  30. A summer night for two from the Big Bannock committee
  31. Flowering currants and primroses for your garden
  32. A day out in a 1973 Triumph Stag classic car
  33. Eleven Celtic books signed by various Lisbon Lions including Jimmy Johnstone and Billy McNeill.