Bucketload of help from Wullie
The Oor Wullie Bucket Trail in Dundee in 2016 raised nearly £900,000 for the appeal.
The trail will return next year for Scotland’s first ever nationwide art trail.
Statues will go on display in Dundee, Edinburgh, Glasgow and Aberdeen before being auctioned to raise money for Edinburgh Children’s Hospital Charity, The ARCHIE Foundation and Glasgow Children’s Hospital.
David Wood, of ARCHIE, said: “With key fundraising events such as the Dundee Santa Dash coming up on Sunday December 2, and Beards for Bairns running from Christmas until Burns Night once again, we are so grateful for the support of individuals and businesses in Dundee and beyond, including our wonderful fundraising committee.
“We are getting ever closer to our target of £2m for the project, our first in partnership with NHS Tayside. We are already looking at further potential projects to get involved in at Tayside Children’s Hospital once the theatre suite target has been reached.
“This is just the start of ARCHIE’S relationship with the children’s hospital – we plan to continue to make the difference for sick children in Tayside.”
Anyone who wishes to donate to Archie can do so https:// archie.org/archie-foundationtayside/