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.
- A signed copy of the new Revellers’ album
- Keepsake Castings offer £50 voucher
- Knitted doll
- Christmas tree
- Lerwick Brewery visit for two
- £50 gift voucher for Frankie’s Fish and Chips
- Shetland Chutney taster pack
- A knitted kit pack from Jamieson
- Two peenies covered with Shetland dialect
- A pair of Fair Isle dags
- Three ballet lessons
- Festive hamper from the Bigton Shop
- Locked Shetland escape for five people
- Two foot tall toy Alsatian dog
- Shetland Soap Company basket
- Meal for two at LJ’s DINER in Mid Yell
- Photograph of the northern lights at Kergord
- House of Commons goodie bag
- Five kilos of mussels from SSMG
- Rack N Ruin t-shirt
- Round trip for four on the bridge of the Bressay ferry
- Watercolour painting of Gillies Pier, in Lerwick
- Slate coasters and placemat from N-Graved
- Wooden Christmas Eve box
- Giant 4.5 kilo Toblerone.
Late auction (8 to 10pm):
- Lunch for two and tour of the Scottish Parliament
- Shetland with Love gift bag including handmade goats milk soap
- A hamper from Scoop
- Ten line dancing lessons
- Magnus Bay Hotel gift voucher
- Accordion and Fiddle Festival weekender package for two
- A day out on the mobile library van
- Five kilos of haddock from Blydoit
- Five kilos of mussels from SSMG
- Three 3 year old sycamores in poly pots
- One bag of Santanta Pink potatoes from the Flea
- An alloy wheel refurb for a set of 4 car alloy wheels from Malakoff
- Rigg Cape from Niela Kalra
- Framed picture of sunset over Foula by Austin Taylor
- Six 1 year old fuchsias grown in pots
- Knitted cushion from Kharis Leggate
- Framed Shetland sunset landscape water colour from Gibby Robertson
- Framed pencil drawing of a native American from 1995 by Gibby Robertson
- A small hand made wooden boat by Peter Thompson
- Large mounted photograph of the local fishing boat Charisma
- Four free music lessons from High Level Music
- A Shetland travel rug in blue, green, mustard and white from Jamieson’s Spinning
- A photograph of Lerwick Harbour taken by Scott Goudie
- A day out being driven around in a classic Jaguar XJ8
- Six month membership of the Shetland Weight Training club
- A round trip for four on the bridge of the Whalsay ferry.
Star auction (9pm to midnight):
- Knitted Burra Bear
- Trip on board the Lerwick harbour pilot boat Knab
- Free parking on Victoria Pier for a year
- Chance to present Give us a Tune on Radio Shetland
- Wooden model bus
- BP weekend in Aberdeen including flights and accommodation
- Half day trip on the Swan for two
- Three night stay in a Shetland lighthouse
- Mike Monster painting
- A silver pendant from Shetland Jewellery
- Free swim for a year
- A peerie felted wife with an Oorick along with two bairns books
- £100 worth of fish from QA Fish in Scalloway
- Return flight for two to Fair Isle
- A tune written by Steven Spence
- A trip on the Dim Riv for up to twelve people
- A stay for two for two nights at the Fair Isle Bird Observatory
- Signed Debi Gliori books from the Wordplay festiva
- A painting of Sands Ayre by Cecil Duncan
- A tour of Tingwall airport and a sightseeing flight to Fair Isle or Papa Stour or Foula
- Four tickets for the panto Mother Goose
- NorthLink trip for two to Aberdeen for four passengers, car and cabin
- Shetland Folk Festival weekender for two
- £200 Pound Gift Voucher for tyres from Brae Garage
- A tune composed by Peter Wood
- Shetland Football team training session
- A 1972 Tansad vintage pram
- Xmas lunch for 10 people at the Scalloway Hotel (subject to availability)
- A trip on a pilot boat around Sullom Voe harbour for nine people
- A summer night for two from the Big Bannock committee
- Flowering currants and primroses for your garden
- A day out in a 1973 Triumph Stag classic car
- Eleven Celtic books signed by various Lisbon Lions including Jimmy Johnstone and Billy McNeill.
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