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Chamber and committees

Motion ref. S6M-02998

Impressive Up-Helly-Aa Fundraising Efforts

Submitted by: Beatrice Wishart, Shetland Islands, Scottish Liberal Democrats.
Date lodged: Wednesday, February 2, 2022

Supported by: Karen Adam, Clare Adamson, Jackie Baillie, Colin Beattie, Miles Briggs, Alexander Burnett, Stephanie Callaghan, Donald Cameron, Finlay Carson, Alex Cole-Hamilton, Jackie Dunbar, Annabelle Ewing, Pam Gosal, Jamie Halcro Johnston, Bill Kidd, Monica Lennon, Douglas Lumsden, Rona Mackay, Ruth Maguire, Gillian Martin, Liam McArthur, Stuart McMillan, Kaukab Stewart, Paul Sweeney, David Torrance, Evelyn Tweed

That the Parliament celebrates what it sees as an impressive fundraising achievement by members of the Lerwick Up-Helly-Aa community in Shetland; understands that, on the night of 25 January 2022, on what would have been Lerwick’s annual fire festival, members of squad number one, the teachers’ squad, walked a continuous overnight relay for 12 hours, around the Lerwick Up-Helly-Aa halls route, to raise funds for Cancer Research UK Relay for Life Shetland; further understands that these efforts have raised more than £13,000 for CRUK; celebrates the efforts of everyone involved in organising and participating in the fundraising event, and the generosity of the donors; expresses its solidarity with everyone affected by cancer and its support for the work of Cancer Research UK, which turns 20 years old on 4 February 2022; recognises the impact that COVID-19 has had on festivities and community events, like Up-Helly-Aa, and wishes all those involved in the fundraising well.