OVER £1,200 was raised for Ability Shetland on Saturday afternoon after around 30 children and parents cycled and walked the 10 kilometre route from the Eshaness Lighthouse to the Hillswick Hall.
Ability Shetland runs a variety of clubs and recreational activities throughout the year for children and adults with disabilities across Shetland, including at Urafirth.
In addition the charity provides one-to-one support to people to support inclusion and offers advice and support to all.
Meanwhile, £3,500 was successfully raised thanks to the generosity of 137 contributors to allow an off-road wheelchair to be bought for five-year-old Summer Carr from Tingwall.
Her aunt Angela Stemp, who set up a JustGiving fundraising page, said she was amazed how that it only took seven days to reach the target.
Summer was born with multiple and complex medical conditions with upper and lower body joint contractions, and she will need a wheelchair into her adulthood.
Stemp said: “I am sat here in tears amazed and overwhelmed at the wonderful generosity you have all shown. I have seen from birth how Summer has battled through the many obstacles that have been in her path. She is truly amazing.”
The JustGiving fundraiser is still open.
Become a supporter of Shetland News
Shetland News is asking its many readers to consider start paying for their dose of the latest local news delivered straight to their PC, tablet or mobile phone.
Journalism comes at a price and because that price is not being paid in today’s rapidly changing media world, most publishers - national and local - struggle financially despite very healthy audience figures.
Most online publishers have started charging for access to their websites, others have chosen a different route. Shetland News currently has over 540 supporters who are all making small voluntary financial contributions. All funds go towards covering our cost and improving the service further.
Your contribution will ensure Shetland News can: -
- Bring you the headlines as they happen;
- Stay editorially independent;
- Give a voice to the community;
- Grow site traffic further;
- Research and publish more in-depth news, including more Shetland Lives features.
If you appreciate what we do and feel strongly about impartial local journalism, then please become a supporter of Shetland News by either making a single payment or monthly subscription.
Support us from as little as £3 per month – it only takes a minute to sign up. Thank you.Support Shetland News