As we are textile artists we made up Wullie's dungarees from lots of pockets, buttons and zips from different coloured recycled denim jeans. His shirt was made from sweetie wrappers and crisp bags, and he has a scarf made in both Dundee Football teams colours as we're sure he'd be a fan of both!
Overall he was a lot of work, quite a big challenge, but all of us who worked on him had a fabulous time!
Last night, 13th September, all the Oor Wullies were up for auction at a very well attended event in Dundee to raise funds for the ARCHIE Foundation who support sick children in Scotland. Watching the auction online with bated breath we saw our boy sell for an amazing £9,000! So very pleased!
The overall auction saw 70 'Wullies' sold with a fantastic grand total of £883k raised. What a grand success!
I'm going to miss seeing the statues but I'm sure many of them will remain in Dundee in new locations through being purchased by local businesses.
A Pocketful O Pieces was bought by The Sands Restaurant at The Glass Pavilion in Broughty Ferry. So we can all pop by and say hello whilst enjoying a lovely lunch or a cake and a cuppa.