THE CLAN 1,2,3 appeal has benefited from another good week of donations. The total in the coffers has now reached £124,608, according to fundraising committee treasurer John Telford.
He said the CLAN charity shop contributed £1,200 this week and there had been many private donations, with many people choosing to make donations instead of sending Christmas cards.
One interesting donation came from a grateful patient of a Montfield dentist – he had given the dentist £20 “to give to the charity of his choice”.
CLAN events this weekend include a fundraising day on the Yell ferries Daggri and Dagalien tomorrow, when teas, coffees, homebakes and fruit will be available on all sailing starting with the 9.40am from Ulsta and ending on the 3.25pm from Toft. Payment will be by donation.
Organisers said the event would be a “nice seasonal thing to do”.
People from Unst and Fetlar, as well as some of the local shops, have offered to donate to the cause.
On Sunday there will be a Search and Rescue Open Day at Sumburgh.
Next week, in the final week at Lerwick fishmarket, the Shetland Fishermen’s Association has pledged one or two boxes of fish from various whitefish boats to be auctioned for CLAN.
The CLAN 1,2,3 appeal, which runs until next summer, aims for one charity to take two years to raise £3 million to build a new cancer centre in Aberdeen. Fundraising is also taking place in Grampian and Orkney, as patients from these areas, plus family members, also make use of the accommodation CLAN provides while they are having cancer treatment.