Community / Delting footballers take on charity running challenge

MEMBERS of the senior Delting football team are running the equivalent length of Scotland – 451 miles – to raise money for local charities.

Players are clocking up the miles between them to raise money for the Brae foodbank and mental health charity Mind Your Head.

With Shetland under level three coronavirus restrictions the football club says its senior players will not be able to train.

The fundraiser should allow players to keep fit – and shed some of the Christmas calories in the process.

The 451 miles is taken from a straight route from Unst to the south west edge of mainland Scotland.

Club captain Danny Peterson said: “With the prospect of no football training until late January at the earliest, we decided to put together a club run to keep the fitness up.

“It was decided that alongside the plan to run a virtual length of Scotland, we would try to raise some funds for two fantastic local causes, Mind Your Head and the Brae Foodbank.

“The run has started really well with almost 30 players taking part and the fundraising is also going really well.”

So far £350 has been raised, and anyone wishing to donate can do so online.

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 600 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.



Subscribe to a selection of different newsletters from Shetland News, varying from breaking news delivered on the minute, to a weekly round-up of the opinion posts. All delivered straight to your inbox.

Daily Briefing Newsletter Weekly Highlights Newsletter Opinion Newsletter Life in Shetland Newsletter

JavaScript Required

We're sorry, but Shetland News isn't fully functional without JavaScript enabled.
Head over to the help page for instructions on how to enable JavaScript on your browser.

Your Privacy

We use cookies on our site to improve your experience.
By using our service, you agree to our Privacy Policy and Cookie Policy.

Browser is out-of-date

Shetland News isn't fully functional with this version of .
Head over to the help page for instructions on updating your browser for more security, improved speed and the best overall experience on this site.

Interested in Notifications?

Get notifications from Shetland News for important and breaking news.
You can unsubscribe at any time.

Become a supporter of Shetland News

We're committed to ensuring everyone has equitable access to impartial, open and quality local journalism that benefits all residents.

By supporting Shetland News, you play a vital role in ensuring we remain a pivotal resource in supporting the community.

Support us from as little as £3 per month – it only takes a minute to sign up. Thank you.