Features / All set for this year’s Children in Need

Pudsey and the Radio Shetland team (left to right); John Johnston, Mike Grundon, Jane Moncrieff, Daniel Bennett and Davie Gardner. They helped to raise money for Children in Need.

OVER 90 prizes will be up for auction during this year’s BBC Radio Shetland Children In Need fundraiser.

Items like travel to the Scottish mainland, a three night stay in a Shetland lighthouse and free Victoria Pier car parking for one year will be up for grabs during the auctions on Friday.

An Asta golf course membership plus merchandise is up for grabs.

£23,000 was raised last year for Children In Need in Shetland through the station’s efforts and local fundraising events.

Disability Shetland and the local befriending scheme are two examples of Shetland charities which receive funding through Children In Need.

BBC Radio Shetland senior producer John Johnston said: “The charity helps out good causes across the country, and the fact that so much money comes back to Shetland is a big motivator for us.

… and there is a Prosecco reception available at Sumburgh airport.

“At a time when there are lots of demands for fundraising, we’re always amazed by folk’s generosity – and hope that we can manage to raise a similar amount again this year.”


Friday’s show will kick off at 6.10pm, with live music due to come from acts like Rack & Ruin, Kansa and Shetland’s young fiddler of the year Emma Leask.

Here is the full list of auction prizes:

Early auction 7 to 9pm:

  1. A giant cuddly Pudsey Bear
  2. Five potted Fuchsias, ready for planting
  3. Handmade Fair Isle dags (fingerless gloves)
  4. Singing lessons with Andy Ross
  5. Festive hamper
  6. House of Commons goody bag
  7. Yoga classes
  8. Shetland Rugby strip
  9. Potted Nordman Christmas tree
  10. Afternoon tea in Unst
  11. Five kilos of Smoked Haddock
  12. A sack of Ness tatties
  13. Rack & Ruin t-shirt
  14. Shetland scarf
  15. Denner in Yell
  16. Shetland shawl
  17. Yell handbag
  18. Shetland Soap hamper
  19. Three potted Sycamore trees, ready for planting
  20. Gardener’s gift box
  21. Hillswick jewellery
  22. His + Her walking sticks
  23. Cake Fridge custom fancies
  24. Five kilos of mussels
  25. One year’s supply of Shetland Butter
  26. Nordic ‘Shaela’ sheepskin
  27. Two wheelie bin brackets, fitted
  28. ‘Paw Patrol’ party visit
  29. £100 worth of fish of your choice
  30. Prosecco reception at Sumburgh Airport
  31. Accordion and Fiddle Festival package
  32. Shetland Family History membership
  33. A signed debut album from local band Trookers
  34. A large painting of Spiderman – donated in tribute to the late Stan Lee.


Late auction 9 to 11pm:

  1. A giant cuddly Blush Bear
  2. Large photo of Eshaness cliffs
  3. Up Helly Aa Shetland gin
  4. Shetland Jewellery pendant
  5. Six potted flowering currants, ready for planting
  6. A fish box full of mauve primroses
  7. Five kilos of Haddock
  8. Shetland wool spun travel rug
  9. A seafood meal at Frankie’s Fish + Chips
  10. Six month membership to Shetland Weight Lifting Club
  11. Folk Festival package
  12. Line Dancing lessons
  13. Up Helly Aa galley photo
  14. Three course meal at The String
  15. Two tickets for Courtney Marie Andrews at Mareel
  16. A Goat Soap gift box
  17. Lamb’s wool Fair Isle snood
  18. Lerwick Brewery tour and tasting
  19. Handmade wooden Christmas tree
  20. Large framed draatsi picture
  21. Islesburgh Hostel weekend
  22. Scottish Parliament goody bag
  23. Music lesson at High Level
  24. Vidlin Pot with Mirrie Dancers scarf
  25. A framed miniature jumper board
  26. Fair Isle ganzie
  27. Knitted doll
  28. Shetland style Fair Isle tie
  29. Scoop hamper
  30. Alloy wheel refurbishment for one car
  31. Signed copy of Da Fienlnadringa Trows, a new dialect book for bairns
  32. A large printed canvas featuring a pair of Shetland ponies
  33. KANSA’s brand new album The Rowan Tree – along with two tickets to the album launch in Mareel.


STAR Auction 9pm to 12am:

  1. Children in Need Burra Bear
  2. Weekend away in Aberdeen (Flights + B&B)
  3. The chance to present Give Us A Tune
  4. Trip for twelve on the Dim Riv longship
  5. Return flights for two to UK mainland
  6. Laverick print by Paul Bloomer
  7. A Cunningsburgh Show winning multi coloured Fair Isle blanket
  8. Park for free on Victoria Pier for one year
  9. A trip for eight on Lerwick Harbour’s tug boat
  10. A fisherman’s wife themed peerie oorick
  11. Sunday lunch for ten at the Scalloway Hotel
  12. A wall mounted photoprint
  13. Two tickets for Jason Manford at Clickimin
  14. A tune written by Peter Wood
  15. Accommodation for two people at the Fair Isle Bird Observatory
  16. Pottery + ceramic making session for six people
  17. Chocolate making session for up to ten bairns
  18. Tickets for four people to the Puss In Boots pantomime
  19. A sailing trip to Papa Stour
  20. Asta golf course membership and merchandise
  21. Free swimming for a year (any pool)
  22. Stay two nights in a luxury Lerwick apartment
  23. Return flights for two to Fair Isle or Foula
  24. £200 towards the purchase of new tyres
  25. Textile workshop and wine for four people
  26. Three night stay in a Shetland lighthouse
  27. Design + knit your own scarf
  28. Handcrafted wooden Chevrolet model bus
  29. Shetland book collection
  30. Return NorthLink trip for four people, with car and cabin
  31. A trip for up to six people on the Sullom Voe harbour tugs.