People are being offered the chance to be immortalised on a unique Oor Wullie sculpture in Aberdeen – all to raise money for charity.
Organisers of Oor Wullie’s Big Bucket Trail are offering members of the public the chance to have their name, or that of a loved one, etched in a specially designed Oor Wullie statue which will be gracing the city in the coming months.
The sculpture, designed by artist Traci Moss, depicts Oor Wullie as the furry mascot for children’s charity the ARCHIE Foundation, with its trademark white bunny in his arms.
A donation of £10 is all that is required to have your name etched on the special sculpture.
The proceeds of the sale will go to the ARCHIE Foundation – the official charity of the Royal Aberdeen Children’s Hospital, Tayside Children’s Hospital and the Highland Children’s Unit at Raigmore Hospital in Inverness.
Ms Moss is putting the finishing touches to the design, which can be found in the Oor Wullie Big Bucket Trail shop on the upper floor of the Bon Accord Centre, before it is unveiled to the public next month.
The unique sculpture will be one of 200 to be found on the Bucket Trail across Scotland.
Jamie Smith, fundraising manager for the ARCHIE Foundation, said: “Oor Wullie’s Big Bucket Trail is going to be a fantastic event which I’m sure people across Grampian will get behind.
“Your name on Oor Wullie will be a permanent reminder that you have helped sick children in Grampian.
“What better way to get people involved than to have their name on one of the sculptures?”
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Aberdeen is one of five cities taking part in the free art trail, with other sculptures set to appear on the streets of Inverness, Dundee, Edinburgh and Glasgow.
The trail will culminate in a series of farewell events in each of the participating cities.
The unique statues will eventually be auctioned off following the trail.
The money raised through the trail will go to three children’s charities throughout Scotland – the ARCHIE Foundation, Edinburgh’s Children’s Hospital Charity and the Glasgow Children’s Hospital Charity and will help raise vital funds for the children these charities support.
The Oor Wullie Bucket Trail 2019 is set to run from June 17 through to August 30.
Anyone who wants their name, or that of someone close to them, on the statue, can visit the Bon Accord shop or the ARCHIE office at the Royal Aberdeen Children’s Hospital.
Alternatively, people can pay online at justgiving.com/campaign/AberdeensWullie
If you would like to find out more about the Big Bucket Trail or if you are interested in sponsoring the trail, email firstname.lastname@example.org.