Isles projects need your vote

THREE Shetland projects are vying for votes in a national competition which will distribute funding to good causes across the country.

The Shetland MRI scanner appeal has reached the voting stage of the Aviva Community Fund competition alongside the Moving On Employment Project and the Filsket Riding Club.

The MRI appeal aims to raise £2 million for a scanner in Shetland, which would mean around 600 patients would not have to travel south for scans.

The Moving On Employment Project is looking for funding for its transition service, which provides support for people in Shetland looking to enter the workplace.

The riding club, meanwhile, wants cash to create a fit for purpose horse riding arena in Lerwick that would enable its 47 members to enjoy a service that isn’t limited to the summer months.

Everyone is given 10 votes to use however they wish on the Aviva Community Fund website, with voting ending on 20 November.

Entries that make it through to the finals will go in front of a judging panel.

The fund will this year provide finance to over 500 projects.

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