Community / Tune in to Children in Need night at Radio Shetland

The Children in Need will be presented by Eunice Henderson and Davie Gardner.

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.  

Auction prizes

Early auction (7 to 9pm):

A sea glass necklace is one of almost 100 prizes
  1. Large blush teddy bear
  2. Flowering currants
  3. Fish box full of mauve primroses
  4. Music lesson for instrument of your choice (1)
  5. 5kg of fresh haddock
  6. Shetland inspired cowl
  7. Afternoon tea in Unst
  8. Yoga classes
  9. Fair Isle cap knitting kit
  10. Sunday carvery in Yell
  11. Harry Potter style wand, made from local timber
  12. Wheelie bin brackets installed at your house
  13. A year’s supply of Shetland butter
  14. Groatie Buckie necklace
  15. £100 worth of fresh local fish
  16. Weekend package for Shetland Accordion & Fiddle Festival 2020
  17. Shetland sushi platter
  18. Potted Christmas tree
  19. 5kg of fresh local mussels
  20. Shetland Soap gift box
  21. Ortak Jewellery
  22. Tearooms for two
  23. Family History membership
    Lerwick Brewery are offering a tour of their brewery.
  24. Shetland scarf
  25. Paw Patrol Party
  26. Ness tatties
  27. Crofthoose bird feeder
  28. LHD fishing kit
  29. Line dancing lessons
  30. Scoop food hamper
  31. Gardening service
  32. Fair Isle handbag
  33. Bigton festive hamper
  34. Photo canvas of your choice
  35. Shetland tie
  36. Sumburgh Airport Prosecco reception.

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Late Auction (9 to 11 pm):

  1. A large Pudsey teddy bear
    A Children in Need Burra Bear is also available
  2. Fair Isle dags
  3. Sycamore trees
  4. 5kg of smoked haddock
  5. Weight lifting membership
  6. Frankies Fish & Chips
  7. Meal at The String
  8. Americana gig tickets
  9. Lerwick Brewery tour
  10. Lace scarf
  11. White teddy bears
  12. Music lesson for instrument of your choice (2)
  13. Art Machine wall mount photo print
  14. Alloy wheel refurbishment
  15. Fir Christmas tree
  16. 8kg hamper of fresh local fish
  17. Football book & DVD
  18. Lodberries framed photograph
    Scalloway Hotel owners Peter and Caroline McKenzie offer Sunday lunch for ten people. Photo: Hans J Marter/Shetland News
  19. Walking sticks made from local timber
  20. Sea glass necklace
  21. Ben Mullay photo shoot
  22. Reawick Beach canvas
  23. Heart of Shetland necklace
  24. Wooden Christmas tree
  25. Weekend package for Folk Festival 2020.


Star auction (9 to 12.30 am):

  1. Children In Need Burra Bear
  2. Weekend away in Aberdeen
  3. Present Give Us A Tune
    An Ed Sheeran portrait is among the prizes put up for auction
  4. 1950’s Bedford model bus
  5. One year’s parking on Victoria Pier
  6. Trip on Lerwick Harbour tug boat
  7. Trip on da Dim Riv Viking longship
  8. Return Loganair flights
  9. Rack & Ruin/Tennessee Wanabees signed guitar
  10. Return flights to Fair Isle
  11. Name a tune composed by Peter Wood
  12. Paul Bloomer print
  13. Asta Golf club membership & merchandise
  14. £200 worth of tyres
  15. 3 night stay in a Shetland lighthouse
  16. Felt making workshop
  17. Antique Lerwick Harbour clock
  18. Family tickets for Sleeping Beauty pantomime
  19. Cooke Salmon tour
  20. One year swimming membership
  21. Stay at Burrastow House
  22. Sunday lunch for 10 folk at Scalloway Hotel
  23. Ed Sheeran portrait
  24. Sail onboard the Swan
  25. NorthLink trip
  26. Stay in a Lerwick apartment
  27. 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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