SINCE Radio Shetland started its annual Children In Need charity auction in the 1980s, Shetland has raised over £1million for the appeal.
In 2018 there was a total of £25,000 raised across the isles, which is more than a pound per head of the population. Best of all, that impressive generosity has been repaid by Children In Need grants that have been awarded to local groups like Ability Shetland and the Shetland Befriending Scheme.
Together, they currently receive around £62,000 a year of Children In Need funding.
On Friday night, from 7pm, the Radio Shetland team will be auctioning off nearly 100 prizes donated by local businesses and private donors.
After a special Give Us A Tune programme, presented by pupils from the Mossbank Primary School, the six hour long telephone auction will be broadcast live on 92.7FM and online via the Radio Player app.
It’s being hosted by Eunice Henderson and Davie Gardner, and will also feature some of the best live music in Shetland.
Senior producer John Johnston said: “Children In Need is the biggest night of the year for the station, and the generosity of folk across Shetland is always so fantastic and always so appreciated.
“It’s all for a great cause, so mind and tune in on Friday night – enjoy the live music, and have a go on the auctions – to help Shetland raise another amazing total!”
Auction bids can be phoned in to 01595 69 4747 during the allotted auction times.
Early auction (7 to 9pm):
- Large blush teddy bear
- Flowering currants
- Fish box full of mauve primroses
- Music lesson for instrument of your choice (1)
- 5kg of fresh haddock
- Shetland inspired cowl
- Afternoon tea in Unst
- Yoga classes
- Fair Isle cap knitting kit
- Sunday carvery in Yell
- Harry Potter style wand, made from local timber
- Wheelie bin brackets installed at your house
- A year’s supply of Shetland butter
- Groatie Buckie necklace
- £100 worth of fresh local fish
- Weekend package for Shetland Accordion & Fiddle Festival 2020
- Shetland sushi platter
- Potted Christmas tree
- 5kg of fresh local mussels
- Shetland Soap gift box
- Ortak Jewellery
- Tearooms for two
- Family History membership
- Shetland scarf
- Paw Patrol Party
- Ness tatties
- Crofthoose bird feeder
- LHD fishing kit
- Line dancing lessons
- Scoop food hamper
- Gardening service
- Fair Isle handbag
- Bigton festive hamper
- Photo canvas of your choice
- Shetland tie
- Sumburgh Airport Prosecco reception.
Late Auction (9 to 11 pm):
- A large Pudsey teddy bear
- Fair Isle dags
- Sycamore trees
- 5kg of smoked haddock
- Weight lifting membership
- Frankies Fish & Chips
- Meal at The String
- Americana gig tickets
- Lerwick Brewery tour
- Lace scarf
- White teddy bears
- Music lesson for instrument of your choice (2)
- Art Machine wall mount photo print
- Alloy wheel refurbishment
- Fir Christmas tree
- 8kg hamper of fresh local fish
- Football book & DVD
- Lodberries framed photograph
- Walking sticks made from local timber
- Sea glass necklace
- Ben Mullay photo shoot
- Reawick Beach canvas
- Heart of Shetland necklace
- Wooden Christmas tree
- Weekend package for Folk Festival 2020.
Star auction (9 to 12.30 am):
- Children In Need Burra Bear
- Weekend away in Aberdeen
- Present Give Us A Tune
- 1950’s Bedford model bus
- One year’s parking on Victoria Pier
- Trip on Lerwick Harbour tug boat
- Trip on da Dim Riv Viking longship
- Return Loganair flights
- Rack & Ruin/Tennessee Wanabees signed guitar
- Return flights to Fair Isle
- Name a tune composed by Peter Wood
- Paul Bloomer print
- Asta Golf club membership & merchandise
- £200 worth of tyres
- 3 night stay in a Shetland lighthouse
- Felt making workshop
- Antique Lerwick Harbour clock
- Family tickets for Sleeping Beauty pantomime
- Cooke Salmon tour
- One year swimming membership
- Stay at Burrastow House
- Sunday lunch for 10 folk at Scalloway Hotel
- Ed Sheeran portrait
- Sail onboard the Swan
- NorthLink trip
- Stay in a Lerwick apartment
- Up Helly Aa scarf
Music Line Up
7.00 – 7.30: Shetland Young Fiddler of The Year 2019, Ashley Hay
7.30 – 8.00: Victoria Byrne Mcombie, Evie Williamson, Magnus Williamson & Arthur George Stewart
8.00 – 8.30: Maggie Adamson
8.30 – 9.00: Claire White & Robbie Leask
9.00 – 10.00: Da Fustra
10.00 – 11.00: North Ness Boys
11.00 – 12.00: Peter Wood Shetland Dance Band
12.00 – 01.00: The Bashies
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