Shetland to Romania funding reaches halfway mark

Fund-raising for the Shetland to Romania Orphanage Project has already reached the halfway mark ahead of schedule, according to the organisers.

A recent three-legged fancy dress pub crawl around Lerwick was hailed a great success, raising almost £1,000. Nine local volunteers from Shetland have their sights set on a mission to Transylvania in Romania next summer to work in several orphanages organising various fun activities. The volunteers are Jenny Wylie, Sandra Strachan, Val Farnworth, Mark Wylie, Jenny Teale, Amy Gair, Tracy Webb, Barry Darbyshire and Christine Jamieson.

Scottish Gymnastics have this month kindly donated dozens of t-shirts and leotards along with hundreds of wristbands for the group to take with them. Relax Kids teachers from England have been posting clothes and children’s toys and the Royal Bank of Scotland is holding a tombola soon to help raise funds for the project.

The volunteers would like to thank Jeanette Nowak, Shetland Catch, Tesco, TL Dallas and the Wheel Bar for their kind donations recently.

Anyone who would like to donate their old mobile phones to help raise funds or help with any forthcoming fund-raising events can do so by contacting the project at


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