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Oor Wullie’s BIG Bucket Trail: Meet the man going home with SIX statues after Aberdeenshire auction

The ARCHIE Foundation is celebrating another hugely successful Oor Wullie’s BIG Bucket Trail auction – but one man went the extra mile to help them towards Tuesday evening’s impressive fundraising total.

The sale at Thainstone Exchange near Inverurie raised £316,700 to add to £239,000 raised the previous evening in Dundee.

One of those who dug deepest to help Archie was Fochabers businessman Gordon Christie, who left Thainstone having bagged a cool half dozen statues.

Oor Wullie BIG Bucket Trail: £316,700 raised for Archie Foundation at Aberdeenshire auction

Mr Christie, who owns a number of caravan parks in Moray, made winning bids for four full-sized Oor Wullies, and still had space to add a couple of the miniature models.

He admitted the purchases had cost “a pound or two” but is looking forward to putting them on display in his parks in Fochabers, Lossiemouth and Burghead.

“Hopefully in the not too distant future we’ll be getting them out on the sites and then people can come along and get their picture taken with them,” he said.

Mr Christie praised the trail organisers and said he was glad to help the fundraising effort.

“It was well organised, a good event, and a lot of money raised, so it’s brilliant.”

The auctions continue in Edinburgh on Thursday and Glasgow on Friday, raising more money for local good causes in those areas.

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