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Relay for Life ‘tea in a box’ takes islanders’ fancy

Over 3,000 goodies distributed to raise nearly £5,000

Shetland Relay For Life committee member Olive MacLeod. Photo: Sophie Whitehead

THE “afternoon tea in a box” offering from Shetland’s Relay for Life committee has been a resounding success having raised nearly £5,000 in the past three weeks.

Some 3,276 fancies, sandwiches and dainties were produced, boxed and delivered with Malteser tray bakes, salt beef bannocks and bacon quiche proving most popular among islanders.

Boxes were taken as fare and wide as Dunrossness, Unst and Whalsay. Committee member Olive Macleod said: “It’s been great to see such a great response from Shetlanders and my thanks goes to everyone who baked and boxed.”

The committee are taking a week off to restock their larders but the home delivery boxes will be back for Mother’s Day weekend. Orders open on the Shetland Relay for Life Facebook page on Sunday 7 March and deliveries will be made the following Saturday (13 March).

A virtual Relay for Life will take place in Shetland on 29 May this year, with the full event scheduled to return on 28 May 2022.

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