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Community / Radio team ready for this year’s Children In Need night

Children In Need night will be broadcast from the BBC's Pitt Lane studios by (left to right) Daniel Lawson, Pudsey the Children In need mascot, John Johnston and Daniel Bennett.

BBC Radio Shetland will again host the annual Children In Need fundraiser on Friday night, broadcasting live music from local bands and singers – plus running an auction to raise money for the charity’s annual appeal.

Auction prizes have been donated by the community and have been split into two slots: an early auction between 7pm and 10pm, and a STAR auction from 10pm until midnight.

Kaylee Garrick’s well known local dogs joining Pudsey for a photo shoot.

Bids and donations can be pledged by phoning 01595 69 4747 during the opening hours for each auction.

Da Fustra, The Peter Wood Band, Skelburn, Freda Leask, Oot o Tune and young fiddler of the year Magnus Williamson will provide the musical entertainment live from the BBC’s Pitt Lane studios.

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Anyone in the isles raising money for Children In Need – local schools, workplaces and community groups – should get in touch with the station to add their efforts to Shetland’s overall total, which in a normal year exceeds £20,000.

Local charities like Ability Shetland and the Shetland Befriending Scheme are currently benefiting from hundreds of thousands of pounds worth of Children in Need grant funding.

The Radio Shetland team will be on air from 5.30pm on Friday through until the early hours, and you can tune in to 92.7FM or listen live online via the BBC Sounds app.

Early auction:

  1. Shetland Jewellery – a silver necklace with a pendant of a red breasted robin;
  2. Blydoit Haddock – a gift voucher for 10 kilos worth of fresh haddock;
  3. Blydoit Smoked Haddock – a gift voucher for 5 kilos worth of smoked haddock;
  4. Victoria’s Tearoom – £50 voucher for the UK’s most northerly tearoom, valid for both the tearoom and giftshop in Unst;
  5. Shetland Soap – a giftbox containing nine mixed locally crafted soap bars. Used by the First Minister!
  6. Mussels – a 5kilo net of local mussels, courtesy of Scottish Shellfish in Brae;
  7. Jamiesons of Shetland – £80 gift voucher for Jamiesons’ exclusive Shetland knitwear, fabrics and yarns;
  8. Trip On The Knab – A VIP trip for up to eight people onboard Lerwick Port Authority’s ‘M/V Knab’ harbour tug;
  9. Cocktail Delivery – a bottle of freshly made cocktail delivered to your door by Jonny Sandison (18+ only);
  10. Case of Beer – a mixed case full of Lerwick Brewery Beer (18+only);
  11. Lace Shawl – a fine, coloured lace shawl made and donated by Betty Ramsay in Ollaberry;
  12. Fair Isle Gansey – a ‘Shetland Selection’ pure wool men’s gansey, hand-frame knitted and (roughly) Men’s Large size;
  13. Simply Sweet – voucher for a made to order 10 inch fruit cake, topped with fresh cream, which can be personalised for a special occasion;
  14. Crocheted Cushions – two crocheted cushions made and donated by Ann Thomson in Unst;
  15. Sycamores – Four 4 year old sycamores in polypots donated by Jean Keith in Nesting;
  16. Primroses – A fish box full of purple and mauve primroses donated by Jean Keith in Nesting;
  17. Ooie Art – an art piece depicting a lighthouse, made using Shetland wool and seaglass;
  18. Big Bear – a giant ‘Cubbies’ teddy bear donated by Barbara Cheyne in Voe;
  19. Painting – A Cecil Duncan painting of a Shetland beach scene, called Afternoon in Shetland;
  20. Xmas Tree – a real Christmas tree (either a 6ft cut or 4ft potted Nordman Fir) from the Shetland Garden Co;
  21. Shetland Reel – a 500ml bottle of Shetland Reel’s new ‘Lemon Fest’ gin (18+ only);
  22. Festive Hamper – a mystery hamper of festive treats from the Bigton Community Shop;
  23. Baby Shawl – white shawl hand knitted and donated by Kath Simpson from Whalsay;
  24. Black Bags – two boxes of black bags (each with 200 bags) – donated by the SIC’s Waste Management service;
  25. Paul Bloomer Print – created and donated by local artist Paul Bloomer;

Late auction:

  1. Yarn Bowl – handcrafted traditional knitting accessory to stop your yarn rolling around the floor!
  2. Burra Bear – Called Peerie Loki of Pitt Lane and inspired by Pudsey!
  3. Family History – One year’s membership to Shetland Family History Society, with help to trace your Shetland roots;
  4. Free Parking – a voucher entitling the holder to free parking on Lerwick’s Victoria Pier for the whole of 2022;
  5. Brae Tyres – a voucher for up to £200 worth of tyres from the Brae Garage;
  6. Trip On The Swan – a day trip for one adult aboard the Swan through its 2022 sailing season;
  7. Malakoff Alloys – a full set of alloy wheel refurbishment (4 wheels) from Shetland Powder Coatings;
  8. Peter Wood Tune – name a tune specially composed by Peter Wood;
  9. Amenity Trust tickets – Five family season tickets for unlimited entry to Sumburgh Head, the Crofthouse Museum and Old Scatness throughout the 2022 season;
  10. Pudsey with his new friend Peerie Loki of Pitt Lane, donated by Burra Bear.

    NorthLink – free return travel on any route for up to four passengers, a car and standard cabin;

  11. Old Book – 1st edition copy of the rare Historical Geography of the Shetland Islands by Andrew C. O’Dell (1939);
  12. Jumper Board – adjustable wooden frame for dressing knitted woollen sweaters, made and donated by Frank Brown in Lerwick;
  13. Loganair – two return flight tickets on the Loganair network, valid through 2022;
  14. Sheepdog Training – David Murray and Isla Sutherland, North Roe, will donate one hour towards helping you train your sheepdog;
  15. Nort Bode Apartment – a voucher for a 2 night stay at a Nort Bode apartment in Lerwick, to be used before May 2022;
  16. Harry’s Glassware – a set of LSA handmade glassware, including a gin set and a wooden serving stand;
  17. B&B + Dinner – One night bed and breakfast for a couple at The Lodberries B and B in Lerwick, plus dinner and drinks at The Dowry;
  18. Give Us A Tune – the chance to present BBC Radio Shetland’s flagship Friday night music programme;
  19. LHD Fish – a box of fresh and filleted haddocks, courtesy of the LHD;
  20. Shetland Stool – a traditional small wooden ‘creepie’, made and donated by Frankie Grant;
  21. Shetland Stole – a 1ply lace stole, handknitted by Margaret Doull in Islesburgh, Sullom;
  22. Weight Training – a six month membership to the Shetland Weight Training Club in Scalloway, Shetland’s only 24 hour gym;
  23. Model Yacht – A Victorian Style Pond Yacht model, 30 inches long, donated by the LHD Shop;
  24. Architect Advice – Richard Gibson Architects is offering a day of their time for design advice towards a project anyone might have;
  25. Golf – a voucher for two adult memberships from the Asta Golf Course for the 2022 season;
  26. Library Sign – an original ‘Shetland Library’ sign that has been up at St. Ringan’s for the past 19 years.
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