Fundraising

Rescheduled festive tractor run taking place tonight

LERWICK’s Christmas tractor run is taking place tonight (Tuesday) after being rescheduled due to last week’s weather. The event will kick off at 7pm at the marts before the festive tractors undertake a lap around town, ending at the Anderson High School car park for photos. The tractor run, organised by the Shetland Young Farmers […] Shetland News …


Acclaimed artist to paint portrait of MRI fundraiser on BBC TV show

A SHETLAND woman who led a community knitting campaign for the MRI scanner fundraising appeal is set to feature in a national TV programme next week – and have her portrait painted by an acclaimed artist. Harriet Middleton started the MRI Maakers group back in 2019, encouraging people to create pieces to sell on for […] Shetland News …


Help Eric raise funds for Parkinson’s UK

SEVENTY three year old pensioner Eric Uren from Scalloway is halfway through completing seven half-marathon walks within seven days to raise much needed funds for Parkinson’s UK, the charity which supports people suffering from the progressive neurological condition. The East Voe resident said a member of his family suffered from  Parkinson’s which get worse over […] Shetland News …



Five marathons in five days proves no problem for MND fundraiser

RUNNING five marathons in five days has proved to be no bother for a fundraiser from Sandwick. Michael Medici completed the feat in aid of MND Scotland this afternoon (Friday) as he finished a Mavis Grind to North Roe run. So far he has raised more than £16,500 for the charity, with donations still welcome. […] Shetland News …