BBC Radio Shetland is all set for the 2017 Children in Need fundraiser night. Last year the appeal raised nearly £22,000 across the islands with more than £200,000 coming back over the next three years to support projects locally.
The seven-hour marathon broadcast starts at 6.10pm with Give us a Tune presented by the pupils of Sandness Primary School.
Bidding for the 100 items kindly donated by people and businesses across Shetland starts at 7pm. Radio Shetland will also be showcasing live Shetland music throughout the night.
Three projects are benefiting at the moment from the charity. Disability Shetland received a grant of almost £100,000 in the summer to run clubs across rural Shetland for young people. This gives bairns the chance to make friends and feel less isolated.
The Shetland Befriending Scheme is using its £108,000 grant to run a service for children with learning disabilities. This allows the youngsters to spend time with volunteer befrienders. Together they go out and about to do sports, sightseeing and socialise.
In addition Voluntary Action Shetland hands out welfare grants for children in need especially around Christmas time.
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.
“Please tune if you can and enjoy the music and put a bid on the auction.”
Music line up:
- 7.00 to 7.30pm: George Spence – Senior Young Fiddler of the Year;
- 7.30 to 8.00pm: Fjanna followed by Martha Brown, Junior Young Musician of the Year;
- 8.00 to 10.30pm: Brian and Aly Morrison;
- 9.00 to 10.00pm: David Halcrow Dance Band;
- 10.00 to 11.00pm: Odessa;
- 11.00 to midnight: David Sandison and the Tennessee Wanabees;
- Midnight to 1.30am: Peter Wood Band;
- £100 worth of fish of your choice from LHD;
- A day out in a 1973 Triumph Stag driven around by James Hutton;
- Five kilos of mussels donated by Blue Shell Mussels;
- Prosecco reception at Sumburgh Airport. Café Volaire will lay on the departure lounge drinks – prosecco and nibbles for up to five folk;
- Accordion and Fiddle Festival weekender package for two people;
- Fair Isle dags made and donated by Barbara Cheyne in Voe;
- A meal for two at LJ’s diner in Mid Yell;
- Genealogy enthusiast Tony Gott – who runs the Bayanne House website – will help the winner research their Shetland ancestors, and create a chart to keep as a memento;
- Framed Smirk cartoon of a beach scene;
- A £50 voucher for Keepsake Casting based in Walls. Create memories to last a lifetime – by getting a cast mould made of your children’s hands or pet’s paws.
- A beautiful short woven scarf – locally made at the Global Yell Textile workshop in Sellafirth;
- Six fuchsias in poly pots;
- A potted Nordmann Christmas tree – roughly 3 ft tall – courtesy of the Brae Building Centre;
- Tour of Celtic Park for four people;
- 60cm high Pudsey Bear cuddly toy;
- A sack of Setanta tatties donated by Da Flea;
- A Christmas hamper containing lots of festive essentials – from the Bigton Community Shop;
- Five kilos of smoked haddock donated by Blydoit;
- An hour-long individual singing lesson with the classically trained Andy Ross;
- Make your own Fair Isle patterned socks – with this knitting kit donated by Jamieson and Smith;
- Hand-crafted photo story book Marigold and Dreamhorse by Heike Kern;
- House of Commons gift bag;
- A ‘Ram’s Head’ clock – beautifully crafted and donated by local company Wish-Art;
- A fishbox of fully-grown purple primroses;
- Afternoon tea for two at Victoria’s Vintage Tearooms in Haroldwick;
- Rack n Ruin t-shirt – signed by all the members of the band;
- Eighteen inch high doll of a council roads worker knitted by Marion Gill of Baltasound;
- Shetland Jewellery necklace from their new Fara range. The Fair Isle design can be enamelled in any colour or to match your favourite ganzie;
- Ferry tour – SIC Ferries are offering a family of four a chance to spend a few hours on board a vessel of their choice – they will be given a guided tour and also be able to witness a drill being undertaken by crew;
- A special pair of ‘His + Her’ walking sticks – made to measure by local craftsmen from local timber;
- A 20″ by 16″ inch photo of Shetland Ponies on the hill. Taken by local photographer Gordon Siegel;
- Five kilos of local rhubarb to be delivered next June;
- A first edition of the book Earl Rognvald And His Forebears written by Catherine Stafford Spence, published in 1896.
- Two Shetland Folk Festival memberships including two concert tickets each night, two foy of choice tickets and two final fling invitations;
- Love From Shetland goat soap gift box with soaps, bath bombs, a nailbrush, a wooden soap dish and a £20 gift voucher;
- Nielanell Rigg cape;
- A large painting of Mick Jagger by Balazs Onhausz;
- Six line dancing lessons with Jim Pearson for two people;
- Arial photograph taken by the Shetland Flyer Rory Gillies;
- 60cm high Blush Bear cuddly toy;
- Half hour lesson with a High Level Music tutor of your choice;
- Six month membership to the Shetland Weight Lifting Club in Scalloway;
- Take a photo of your choice to Shetland College. They will scan it and produce a knitted picture;
- Scoop hamper containing biscuits, preserves, chocolates and spiced ginger;
- Holyrood tour & lunch for two with Tavish Scott;
- One en-suite room for 4 people at the Islesburgh Hostel for a weekend (Friday & Saturday night) to be used before April 2018;
- Five kilos of mussels from Blue Shell Mussels;
- Five kilos of haddock donated by Blydoit;
- Six flowering currants in poly pots;
- Jamiesons of Shetland travel rug;
- A £50 meal voucher for the world famous Frankie’s Fish & Chip Shop in Brae;
- Shetland Calendar by Gordon Siegel;
- £100 worth of fish from QA Fish in Scalloway;
- A refurb for a set of four car alloy wheels at Malakoff;
- Mirror in a drift wood frame inlaid with blue stained glass made by Peter Thompson;
- Three month cinema pass for Mareel, donated by Shetland Arts;
- Framed photo of a Whale Tail by Johnny Simpson as featured in the At Sea & Ashore exhibition;
- Hand burnt picture of Triumph Stag on wood by Julie Dennison;
- Acrylic painting of Replenish LK 97 dual purpose fishing boat by Cecil Duncan;
- A day out in a Blue Jag driven around by chauffeur James Hutton;
- A tour of the Lerwick Brewery and a tasting session for up to four people;
- A tour for four on board one of the Shetland Islands Council ferries;
- Shetland lace shawl expertly knitted by Margaret Doull;
- Shetland Soap Company box of goodies containing bottles of spiced pear hand wash, body wash and bubble bath;
- Crofthouse window canvas, photo print 32″x24″ by Kim Rendall.
- A Burra Bear made in Children in Need colours;
- BP weekend away in Aberdeen. Leaving Scatsta on Friday morning and returning on Monday afternoon. B & B accommodation in the city centre and flights to and from Shetland;
- Return flight to Fair Isle, Papa Stour or Foula for two adults and two children with Airtask Group/Shetland Islands Council. There is also a tour of Tingwall Airport included;
- Accommodation for two people for two nights at Fair Isle Bird Observatory this season or you can use it in future;
- Model Bedford bus 1944 made by Ian Smith;
- Trip on the Viking boat Dim Riv for up to twelve passengers;
- Trip on the Lerwick Port Authority’s Knab pilot boat for up to eight people;
- A day’s textile workshop for four folk at the Shetland Gallery in Yell. Local artist Shona Skinner will help you craft a textile book – introducing lots of techniques, like ripping, fraying, fusing, burning and chopping fabrics! Lunch with wine and all materials will be provided;
- Lerwick Port Authority is providing one year’s free parking on the pier;
- A basket full of peerie of ooricks, coasters, books and badges.
- A tune composed by Peter Wood – whatever you want. He’ll compose a cracking jig, a polka, a reel, you decide and name it;
- One day sail on The Swan to Foula next summer for one person;
- Present Give us a Tune on Radio Shetland;
- Two stand tickets for any SPFL Celtic home match (excluding Rangers);
- A Fraser’s wrap in Yell Sound blue & natural white with a deep blue & sholmit border 182 x 76 cm large luxury wrap knitted in pure Shetland wool;
- A made-to-measure Spirit of Shetland kilt from Aurora Jewellery in Lerwick – complete with a Shetland Runic axe kilt pin;
- A pirate party in the Shetland library for up to 12 children (aged 3-5) with songs, games and free books to take home;
- A size 10 women’s Fair Isle allover in the Jamieson and Smith heritage colours. Knitted by Linda Shearer. It won second prize in the Voe Show colour box competition;
- An annual aqua subscription, which allows unlimited free swimming for an individual for one year at any Shetland Recreational Trust site:
- A collection of books and a CD from the late Lawrence Tulloch;
- Three night stay in the Eshaness lighthouse from Shetland Amenity Trust. The prize has to be redeemed by 31 March 2018;
- Four tickets (two adult, two children) for Peter Pan Panto by Open Door. The tickets are for the Saturday 9 December matinee;
- A tune written by Steven Spence – Highest bidder gets to name it. Plus framed manuscript and a CD with a printed cover;
- A training session for up to ten folk with the Shetland senior football team. There’s no barriers, any gender, age or ability, just bring your enthusiasm and we’ll do the rest;
- A unique lifesize ‘cardboard cut-out’ of a person of your choice. You supply a high resolution photograph – and ArtMachine will do the rest. The perfect present for that person with too much self-esteem – or ensure you never miss your partner ever again, with this scarily realistic replica;
- Loganair is donating two return flights to the mainland;
- Dinner, bed &breakfast for four people at the Scalloway Hotel. Condition: It has to be taken by the end of April;
- Return to Lerwick or Aberdeen or Kirkwall on the NorthLink ferry for four passengers a car and standard cabin;
- A wooden model Shetland yoal made by Henry Anderson, LK 103, the Rodesport of Scatness, size approx. 60×42 cm;
- A guided tour of the Ness of Breckon, Yell including the Viking settlement and award winning beach with information on the flora and fauna of the area and local folk tales with weel kent face Alex o Breckon, followed by a three course meal made by Taste of Shetland Cooking Challenge 2017 winner Susan Msalila;
- Andrew’s Adventures holiday tour voucher worth £200;
- Engraved wooden clock.
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