Tom Gilzean: Bid to buy war veteran's Oor Wullie statue for Edinburgh, Robot used for lockdown couple marriage proposal. A piece by the artist Sleek featuring Oor Wullie and Fat Boab was also under the hammer, fetching £1,000. While the Inverness Caley Thistle Oor Wullie was a strong performer it was bested on the night by its north rival, with a statue … .css-1xgx53b-Link{font-family:ReithSans,Helvetica,Arial,freesans,sans-serif;font-weight:700;-webkit-text-decoration:none;text-decoration:none;color:#FFFFFF;}.css-1xgx53b-Link:hover,.css-1xgx53b-Link:focus{-webkit-text-decoration:underline;text-decoration:underline;}Read about our approach to external linking. With lots of bidders present at the auction, both in person and online, every single Oor Wullie statue was sold. "The support we received was just incredible and we know it means everything to Dad. .css-14iz86j-BoldText{font-weight:bold;}The Edinburgh family of a 99-year-old war veteran who has raised more than £1m for charity have been outbid for his Oor Wullie statue. More than 200 sculptures from the Scotland-wide Oor Wullie Bucket Trail have raised more than £1.29m at an auction for three children's charities. Oor Wullie’s BIG Bucket Trail runs for 11 weeks from 17th June 2019 – 30th August 2019 , culminating in a series of Farewell Events and nationwide auctions in each of the five host cities, Glasgow, Edinburgh, Dundee, Aberdeen and Inverness. In aid of the Archie Foundation, which is the official charity of the Highland Children's Unit at Raigmore Hospital, the auction raised a total of £316,700. The weeks of fundraising and fun culminated in the Oor Wullie Auction on Thursday 19 September at the beautiful venue of Prestonfield House. Fifty Oor Wullie statues have brand new owners following tonight’s auction in Inverurie. View details. Alan Hutcheon, Director at ANM and Auctioneer, said: “We are delighted to be involved in such a high-profile charity initiative and once again play our part in raising funds for very worthwhile charities. Fifty Oor Wullie statues have brand new owners following tonight’s auction in Inverurie. Subscribe for only £5.49 a month and enjoy all the benefits of the printed paper as a digital replica. The Edinburgh auction of all 60 statues, which included The Proclaimers, raised £318,000 for Edinburgh Children's Hospital Charity. An auction of 70 specially designed Oor Wullie statues has raised £883,000 for charity. 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It was a fantastic night, with the total raised hitting a whopping £316,700. It was part of the Scotland-wide Oor Wullie's Bucket Trail over the summer - and one of 60 in the capital alone. ... Overgrown Wullie Statue - INV. 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Oor Wullie. Other notable sales included Oor Wullie Miller which sold for £9000, Oor Countryside which made £14,000 and Oor Nevis, which was carried to the top of Ben Nevis and which went for £11,000. Law enforcement officials warn of plans to hold armed protests before Joe Biden's inauguration. Democrats start move to impeach Trump again, The pop star, the president and a Covid crackdown, Looking for answers in the life of a killer, The 'ghetto president' aiming for the real thing, UK leading the way in use of language-learning apps, .css-q4by3k-IconContainer{display:none;height:1em;width:1em;vertical-align:-0.125em;margin-right:0.25em;}Robot used for lockdown couple marriage proposal. Oor Wullie (English: Our Willie) is a Scottish comic strip published in the D.C. Thomson newspaper The Sunday Post.It features a character called Wullie; Wullie is the familiar Scots nickname for boys named William. "Wherever Tom decides to put this little sculpture, we know it will be loved and admired for many, many years to come.". Last night an incredible amount of money was spent at the Dundee Rep auction of the Oor Wullie statues. Now's your chance to bid to buy one of the sculptures from this summer's trail! The artist who made the statues has now pledged to make and gift a small Oor Wullie sculpture to Mr Gilzean in recognition of the prolific fundraiser's efforts. The war veteran is a familiar face on Princes Street,where has been collecting money for the Edinburgh Children's Hospital Charity for … "We would like to say a huge, heartfelt thank you to each and every person who contributed to our crowdfunding page, including Central Taxis for kindly sponsoring the sculpture and for their generous donation. The BBC is not responsible for the content of external sites. 70 colourful Oor Wullie statues have been sold at auction, raising £883,000 for the Archie Foundation's Tayside Children’s Hospital Appeal. Prospective buyers for the north-east’s artistic Oor Wullie sculptures have been treated to a sneak preview. September 14, 2016, 7:36 am Action from last night's auction. View details. Over £883,000 was raised for the charity through the sale of all 54 statues. © DC Thomson Co Ltd 2021. Hand-painted themed sculptures of the cartoon character had been displayed in locations including Dundee, Aber- deen, Glasgow, Edinburgh, and Invemess. Roslyn Neely, CEO of Edinburgh Children's Hospital Charity, said: "Tom is an incredible man and has been such a fantastic supporter of ours for many years. Oor Countryside, inspired by artist Annie Grant’s daughter’s love of exploring the great outdoors, sold for an impressive £14,000. The most paid for a Douglas Gilzean, son of Mr Gilzean, said: "It would have been a wonderful gesture if we were able to purchase my dad's Oor Wullie sculpture as a tribute to him but we always knew that this may not be possible. A total of 200 life-sized Oor Wullie sculptures will be sold off by ANM Group Auctioneers Alan Hutcheon, Colin Slessor and Mark Barrack, with the online auctions facilitated by Alan Donald. While many of the buyers were anonymous through the online bidding, it is expected that the majority of the statues will stay locally. Tom Gilzean's sculpture went for £13,000 at auction on Thursday night to a mystery buyer. Over 200 specially designed Oor Wullie statues have been placed across Scotland, showcasing our diverse culture through the help of the 100 artists who worked to make every sculpture unique. Oor Wullie Bucket Trail charity auctions raise f1.3m More than 200 sculptures from the Scotland- wide Oor Wul1ie Bucket Trail have raised more than f.l.29m at an auction for three children's charities. Big Bucket Trail: Oor Wullie statues taken into storage ahead of auction night Neil Cooney with one of the Oor Wullies outside the V&A. © 2021 BBC. Big Bucket Trail: Oor Wullie statues inspire musical children to hit the high notes ahead of auction next week by Gayle Ritchie September 13 2019, 7.32am Updated: September 13 2019, 9.56am Mrs Gibson, who was at the auction but has since travelled back to the states, bought two statues on the night. Fifty Oor Wullie statues went under the hammer at an auction in Thainstone tonight. 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"It is his life's passion to fundraise for the hospital so he is absolutely over the moon with the amount that his sculpture achieved at auction and through our crowdfunding efforts, and that this will now be donated to this wonderful cause. Hundreds of Oor Wullie sculptures will go under the hammer next week to raise vital funds for children and young people in hospital. ‍♂️ ‍♀️. VideoRobot used for lockdown couple marriage proposal, The nuclear lighthouses built by the Soviets in the Arctic, Coronavirus: A year of high-speed discovery, The defiant 'nail houses' refusing to sell up, What the Capitol riot means for US foreign policy. It follows a crowd fundraiser which raised £7,000 to buy the statue so it could be kept on display in Edinburgh. "As he holds such a special place in all of our hearts, our wonderful friends at Wild In Art are going to commission a mini Tom Oor Wullie sculpture to gift to him and his family. What happens to your body in extreme heat? A team of north-east auctioneers from a fly-on-the-wall documentary will help raise vital funds for charity as part of a popular summer sculpture trail. Auctions of the statues will act as the finale to the spectacular summer-long art trail enjoyed by hundreds of … The hugely successful Oor Wullie BIG Bucket Trail is coming to an end - with regional charity auctions of the popular sculptures due to take place in the host cities. The Broons & Oor Wullie 2004 Annual - More Classic Published in 2003 this 2004 children's annual is for sale the broons and oor wullie books. Click the links below to view oor sculptures across Scotland! Oor Wullie’s BIG Bucket Trail Aberdeen Auction - 17/09/19 (#772) 17/09/2019 7:30 PM GMT+1 CLOSED Auction Information. The Grand Oor Wullie Bucket Trail Auction Tue 13 September at 6pm. Oor auctions are underway! Oor Wullie's BIG Bucket Trail is live! On 19 September at Prestonfield House there is an invitation only event when all of the lifesize sculptures and four of the mini ones will be up for auction. 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Here is a list of the lots in full – and what they went for: As well as the statues, a few buckets were auctioned off. Get a round-up of stories from The Sunday Post every week. ... At the end of the summer on the 13th September the statues will all be auctioned off with proceeds going to the Archie Foundation’s appeal for a new twin operating theatre pediatric surgical suite for Tayside Children’s Hospital. Winning Bid N/A; Status CLOSED; Lot 8 We all scream for ice cream. If you combine that with the other host city auctions a total of £1.3 Million was raised! "What is most important to dad is that his sculpture has raised such a huge amount for Edinburgh Children's Hospital Charity to support children and young people in the Sick Kids. Oor Wullie’s BIG Bucket Trail is the first ever nationwide public art trail, here on the streets of Scotland’s cities for 11 weeks from 17th June. 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