Community and sports groups delighted at Shetland FM sponsorship

A range of community groups and sports clubs have benefited from financial support from Shetland FM.

The company, which provides facilities support services at the Sella Ness accommodation site, the Shetland Gas Plant and Viewforth in Lerwick, has sponsored the Shetland Gymnastics Club, the Shetland Football squad attending the NatWest Island Games in Jersey, Lerwick Beavers, Cubs and Scouts and the youth football team at Port Glasgow Commuity Sports Club.

“We’re delighted to have been able to support these clubs and groups,” said Dominic Mann, Shetland FM’s Recreation and Welfare Manager.

“In total we have handed out more than £3,500 and we hope the funds can make a difference to each one as they grow and develop.”

The funds were distributed as follows:

  • Shetland Gymnastics Club – £1,000 for new equipment in time for the club’s 10th anniversary in September, when the Commonwealth Games gymnastics head coach and other guests will visit Shetland. Shetland FM will hold two more fundraising events to help the club reach its target of £3,000.
  • Shetland Football – £2,000 for new training tops, balls and kit bags for the NatWest Island Games in Jersey.
  • Lerwick Beavers, Cubs and Scouts – £250 to sponsor a stall at the Lerwick Gala which will raise more than £5,000 for club funds to repair the club’s boat, provide new tents and subsidise local camps, outdoor games equipment, first aid training and Duke of Edinburgh expeditions as well as starting up an allotment.
  • Port Glasgow Community Sports Club youth football team – £500 to sponsore new strips for the team, whose members include Shetland SFM supervisor Mark Crawford’s daughters.

In addition, Shetland FM chef Craig Mackie is taking part in the Tough Mudder event with his partner to raise funds for Children With Cancer.

Tough Mudder is a hardcore 10-12 mile obstacle race designed by British Special Forces to challenge the toughest of the tough.

Craig and colleagues Iain McDermaid, Liam Tait and David Mann raised £402 at a “Night at the Races” event at Sella Ness for the charity.