A NUMBER of local good causes have received donations from the South Mainland Up Helly Aa jarl squad after their successful beard shaving fundraiser.
Over £4,000 was raised at the event at the Sandwick Social Club on 10 March as the jarl squad got a trim after the SMUHA festivities.
The squad’s initial aim was to raise £1,500 to purchase a defibrillator for the Gulberwick Hall, which is now installed at its main door.
The rest was divided up between a number of local causes, with Disability Shetland, CLAN and the Shetland MRI scanner appeal each receiving £534.
The Gulberwick Hall was given £500 and £200 was put towards the King Erik House hansel fund and keeping the festival’s double bass insured and maintained.
Cheques were presented to all of the parties at the Gulberwick Hall on Monday night.
Guizer Jarl Liam Mullay said they were all “very worthwhile causes”.
“We are amazed by the generosity of all that gave the money,” he added.
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