OWBBT - Glasgow
20/09/19 Reverse order Timestamp format
We'll have live coverage of tonight's Oor Wullie's BIG Bucket Trail auction in Glasgow's Kelvingrove Museum and Art Gallery. The event starts at 7:30pm!
Remember, you can follow all of our coverage from the week so far at www.sundaypost.com.
We'd love to see the Big Yin at tonight's auction! Oor Billy is Lot number 2 this evening - the auction should get underway around 8:15pm.
Just a selection of the sculptures that will be under the hammer tonight.
Host for the night Sanjeev Kohli has taken to the stage and the event begins
We now welcome the NHS Glasgow Hospital Choir to the stage
A rousing start to proceedings thanks to the choir, backed by a slideshow of pictures from Glasgow Children's Hospital Charity's work. That's why we're all here tonight - to raise as much money as possible!
A huge round of applause for the choir - fantastic stuff!
Sanjeev Kohli says the top three statues visited were all in Glasgow, and there were 1.5 million unlocks across the country
A video package plays now, introducing us to some of the children that the money raised tonight will go towards helping. The three charities help provide the best medical care, support for parents and the opportunity for children to play in hospital, something so crucial to their recovery.
We now welcome Jenny Cook to the stage, a Young Ambassador for Glasgow Children's Hospital Charity. Her journey started just before her fifth birthday, where she was diagnosed with the lifelong condition ulcerative colitis.
She's experienced first hand the difference that the charity makes, having undergone three operations aged six to remove her large bowel. She's raised over £400,000 herself.
"With your support and generosity tonight we'll raise a lot of money."
Ellis Watson, DC Thomson Media chairman (and Oor Wullie's dad...) thanks Jenny for reminding us of the great work of the charities supported by the Bucket Trail
We're minutes away from the auction beginning!
"We all know Wullie's a Glaswegian - he's naughty, mischievous, and has the best sense of humour in the world" - Ellis Watson
A big welcome to our auctioneers for the night!
"We've sold in many prestigious places but this is the pinnacle of it all"
"Let's make this one extra special tonight"
Here we go then, for the final time! First up, Lot 1 is Oor Wee Yin's Banter, sponsored by @YoungScot and designed by Rachael Tidmore.
RESULT! Oor Wee Yin's Banter sells for £8,000 - a great start!
Lot 2 is a tribute to a comedy legend and gets a huge cheer from the crowd. Oor Billy is sponsored by @ArnoldClark and was designed by Robert Stevenson
RESULT! Oor Billy sells for £8,000
Cogs and Gears is Lot 3. Sponsored by Hamilton BID, it was designed by Michelle C. Cranwell
RESULT! Cogs and Gears sells for £3,400
Here we go with Lot 4, Oor Green Laddie. Sponsored by @ScottishPower and designed by @JennyLeonardArt
RESULT! Oor Green Laddie sells for £7,500
Lot 5 is Island Wullie, sponsored by @TrumpTurnberry and designed by Katie Tunn
RESULT! Island Wullie sells for £4,500
Lot 6, sponsored by @WRC_Recycling and designed by the The Patients and Play Team at the Royal Hospital for Children, is the wonderful Oor Hospital Hero Wullie
A bidding war for this one!
We've passed £900,000 for the week of auctions. When will we hit the £1million?
RESULT! Oor Hospital Hero Wullie sells for a brilliant £15,000!
How Does Your Garden Grow? is Lot 7, sponsored by @ScotRail and designed by Marcella Wyllie
The atmosphere in @KelvinGroveArt is absolutely electric tonight. Go #Glasgow!
RESULT! How Does Your Garden Grow? sells for £4,000
Lot 8 is the delightful Charles Rennie. Sponsored by @SPTCorporate, it was designed by Sue Guthrie
RESULT! Charles Rennie sells for £4,000
This one's a real ace... Lot 9 is Oor Andy, of course modelled on @Andy_Murray! It was sponsored by @BlueParrot_ and designed by Adam Pekr
RESULT! Oor Andy sells for £8,000
Lot 10 is Oor Wullie Reflects, sponsored by Promotional Warehouse and designed by Teena Gould
RESULT! Oor Wullie Reflects sells for £5,000
Lot 11 Buzzin', sponsored by @BarrheadBID and designed by Bronwyn Gilgallon (@PlanetBGlasgow)
RESULT! Buzzin' sells for a phenomenal £16,000!
Lot 12, sponsored by @mdsthemepark and designed by Lisa Cunningham, is Carousel
After 10 lots we'd raised £67,400 on the night. Closing in on that million for the week.
RESULT! Carousel sells for £4,500
Lot 13 is Oor Scotty, sponsored by @Scotty__Brand and designed by Shelley Jayne
RESULT! Oor Scotty sells for £9,000
Lot 14 is Anatomical Boy, designed by Simon Messer.
RESULT! Anatomical Boy sells for £3,400
Lot 15 is Oor Charles, sponsored by @WebhelpUK and designed by @Laura_Hallett. He spent the summer in George Square.
RESULT! Oor Charles sells for £3,800
Lot 16 is the very Scottish Oor People, sponsored by @MalcolmGroup and designed by Margaret Fraser
RESULT! Oor People sells for £12,000
Steampunk Wullie, Lot 17, is up now. Sponsored by Hamilton BID and designed by Mark Johnson
RESULT! Steampunk Wullie sells for £6,000
It's time to gie it laldi! Lot 18 is Oor Patter, sponsored by HSC Group and designed by Claire Barclay
RESULT! Oor Patter sells for £6,000
Lot 19 is Butterfly Tickles, sponsored by @BathtopiaUK and designed by Laura Henderson
RESULT! Butterfly Tickles sells for £6,000
You may have seen this one outside The SSE Hydro, Lot 20 is Oor Teacake! Sponsored by @TunnockOfficial and designed by Robert Mach
RESULT! Oor Teacake sells for scrumptious £13,000
Lot 21 is the bright and colourful Celebration Wullie, sponsored by @StEnochCentre and designed by Dawn Brooks
RESULT! Celebration Wullie sells for £5,500
Lot 22 is Oor Nature, designed by Rae McCulloch
RESULT! Oor Nature sells for £4,000
Lot 23 comes complete with the infamous Glasgow traffic cone.. Wullie The Rascal is sponsored by @ForgeShopping and was designed by Stewart Small
RESULT! Wullie The Rascal sells for £9,500
Lot 24 is Life in Glasgow, sponsored by @Glasgow_Clyde College and designed by Taylor McTaggart. We're being shown a short film about Taylor, who lost her hands and feet when she was five months old.
The brilliant timelapse video shows how the design came together
RESULT! Life in Glasgow sells for £6,500
Lot 25 is Oor Wee Pal, sponsored by @GCH_Charity
RESULT! Oor Wee Pal sells for £7,500
Take a Ride is Lot 26, sponsored by @UniStrathclyde and designed by Deven Bhurke
#Glasgow is loving the auctioneers of @anmgroup. They have been absolute stars all week.
RESULT! Take a Ride sells for £4,800
This is one of our favourites... Lots 27 is Whoopee Wullie, sponsored by Rising Stars High Quality Early Learning and Childcare and designed by Conzo Throb. It gets a whoop from someone in the audience!
RESULT! Whoopee Wullie sells for £3,800
Lot 28 is sponsored by ourselves at @DCT_Media. Metal Oor Wullie was designed by Jason Paterson.
A bidding war for this one now!
RESULT! Wow... Metal Oor Wullie sells for £25,000
Some special lots now, each comes with a blank statue that the artist will design for the winning bidder. Helping out with these are some children who have spent time at the children's hospital, including Sam who received a kidney transplant.
Lot 29 is Lisa Cunningham's Mermaid Moon - which will be sold with a blank statue to be painted by Lisa.
RESULT! Mermaid Moon sells for £3,000
Ho, ho, ho! Lot 30 is another doubler, this time with Robert Stevenson's Oor Santa. Robert will paint the blank for the lucky bidder.
RESULT! Oor Santa sells for a very merry £11,000
Lot 31 is Scotland Sat Nav, designed by Adrian McMurchie. We're hearing from John Paul, who had a kidney transplant four years ago. He tells his dad in the audience (who donated the kidney) that he loves him
RESULT! Scotland Sat Nav sells for £3,200
Marcus Hislop's Geis A Pound Wullie is Lot 32. This also comes with a blank, which Marcus will paint.
Sarah, who spent three years in and out of the children's ward, is living proof that this is an amazing cause we're raising money for tonight.
RESULT! Geis A Pound Wullie sells for £3,800
Lot 33 is Wee Wullie Winkie, sponsored by our friends @ScotsMagazine and designed by David Graham
RESULT! Wee Wullie Winkie sells for £5,000
One for David Bowie fans... Lot 34 is Oor Ziggy, as seen outside @TheBarrowlands. Sponsored by East End Quarter, it was designed by The Notorious Gasoline Company
RESULT! Oor Ziggy sells for £8,500
Lot 35 is United Colours of Oor Wullie, sponsored by @BathtopiaUK and designed by Megan Reilly
RESULT! United Colours of Oor Wullie sells for £5,500
Lot 36 is Oor Wullie's Munchie Box, sponsored by @McGheesBakery and designed by Jade Taylor
RESULT! Oor Wullie's Munchie Box sells for £4,000
Lot 37 is A Reasonably Accurate Map of Glasgow, sponsored by @Glasgow_Taxis and designed by Adrian McMurchie
RESULT! A Reasonably Accurate Map of Glasgow sells for £6,000
Wullie the Paisley Buddy is Lot 38, sponsored by @intuBraehead and designed by Shona Heaney
RESULT! Wullie the Paisley Buddy sells for £4,400
Lot 39 is Bring Back Your Empties, Wullie, sponsored by @ZeroWasteScot's deposit return scheme. It was designed by Michelle C Cranwell.
RESULT! Bring Back Your Empties, Wullie sells for £6,000
There's a purple haze on stage... Lot 40 is Oor Jimi, sponsored by Nixon and designed by @BettiMorettiArt
RESULT! Oor Jimi sells for £5,500
Whit's Fur Ye'll No Go By Ye is Lot 41, sponsored by @DeloitteUK and designed by Natasha Zelen Forrest
RESULT! Whit's Fur Ye'll No Go By Ye sells for £6,000
Lot 42 is simply named Jings! Sponsored by Hamilton BID, it was designed by Leah Pendleton
RESULT! Jings sells for £4,600
Lot 43 is Oor Bucket List, sponsored by Glasgow Caledonian University (@CaledonianNews) and designed by Megan Heather Evans
RESULT! sells for £5,500
Lot 44 is Oor Granpa, sponsored by Valley View at Gouldings and designed by Evelyn Sinclair
RESULT! Oor Granpa sells for £5,000
Wullie, Yer A Pure Dancer is Lot 45, sponsored by the Catherine McEwan Foundation and designed by Ceri White
RESULT! Wullie, Yer A Pure Dancer sells for £8,000
The shiny Gold Oor Wullie is Lot 46, sponsored by @BarrheadBID and designed by Stewart Small & The Spray Factory
RESULT! Gold Oor Wullie sells for £5,400
Lot 47, Wullie's Adventure Island, welcomed air travellers to Scotland this summer at sponsors @GLA_Airport. It was designed by Ryan S. Thomason
RESULT! Wullie's Adventure Island sells for £3,800
We're well over £300,000 for the night - and #Glasgow is about the set a new record for the week.
Personalities of Glasgow is Lot 48, sponsored by Fairways Investment Scotland Ltd and designed by Kris McKinnon
RESULT! Personalities of Glasgow sells for £4,000
Lot 49 is Scott's Snashters, sponsored by Golden Casket and designed by Lissie Hollis
RESULT! Scott's Snashters sells for £4,800
Here we go with Lot 50. A'Body's Hospital was sponsored by @shopsilverburn and designed by @NeilSlorance
A very special statue this one, with portraits of patients and their families adorning Wullie's dungarees.
RESULT! A'Body's Hospital sells for £4,400
Yer Green Laddie is Lot 51, sponsored by @ScottishPower and designed by 24 Design Ltd.
RESULT! Yer Green Laddie sells for £5,000
Lot 52 is Soaring, kindly donated by Chris Weir. It was designed by Lorna Catriona Radbourne.
RESULT! Soaring sells for £4,400
Lot 53 is Oor Thistle, sponsored by @CofGCollege and designed by Tanya Tee Mahon
RESULT! Oor Thistle sells for £3,800
Lot 54 sat in George Square all summer, it's Wonder Wullie! Sponsored by Wonderworld, it was designed by David RG Chapman
RESULT! Wonder Wullie sells for £6,000
Lot 55 is inspired by one of the city's most famous landmarks... Oor Wullington is sponsored by @buch_galleries and was designed by Michelle Cohen
We've got a bidding war again!
RESULT! Oor Wullington sells for £15,000
Only a few left now... Lot 56 is Underwater Jeemy. Sponsored by Hamilton BID, it was designed by Chelsea Rodger.
RESULT! Underwater Jeemy sells for £4,000
Lot 57 is Scout Oor Wullie, sponsored by @RadissonREDGla and designed by David J Mitchell. We've got Scouts in the room hoping to win this one.
RESULT! Scout Oor Wullie sells for £4,200 - and a huge cheer, the Scouts have it!
He wears it Wull... Lot 58 is Oor Rod, sponsored by @DairiesMcqueens and designed by Graham Farquhar
RESULT! Oor Rod sells for £7,000
An addition to the catalogue, Dazzle Wullie with the proceeds split between Edinburgh and Glasgow. Lot 58a
We're over £1.25 million for the week. And approaching £400,000 on the night. We love you #Glasgow!
RESULT! Dazzle Wullie sells for £4,200
Lot 58b is Back 2 School - an original artwork by Sleek
RESULT! The painting sells for £3,800
It's been shown off all week at the other auctions, now it's finally time for Oor Classic to go under the hammer. Here we go with Lot 59!
And we've started at £10,000!
RESULT! Oor Classic sells for that £10,000 bid
From Lewis Capaldi and Rita Ora to Burt Bacharach and Jack and Victor, Celebrity Oor Wullie has met plenty of celebs this summer and is Lot 60
Annie Lennox, Sigrid, Example, Eddi Reader, Years and Years, Sharleen Spiteri, Olly Murs... they've all signed it!
RESULT! Celebrity Oor Wullie sells for £11,000
The final lot is Oor Canvas, a blank statue that can be whatever the winning bidder wants it to be!
RESULT! Oor Canvas sells for £10,000 - to Oor Wullie's dad!
And that ends tonight's auction! Sanjeev is back on stage and the total for tonight will be revealed soon. A big round of applause to ANM Auctioneers for their sterling work tonight!
Shona Cardle takes to the stage now, Glasgow Children's Hospital Charity's chief executive
Charlie Langhorne from Wild in Art presents our auctioneers with a special framed gift for their work
Our total for the night... £419,500!!
Shona thanks national partners Arnold Clark and says its a privilege to work with them
And thanks too go to Malcolm Group for helping to transport the statues all across Scotland
"It has been the most fantastic experience" Shona says, thanking DC Thomson for the "gift of Oor Wullie"
Shona also thanks the charity's board for allowing them to take the risk of launching the Bucket Trail and for their ongoing support
"I have no words... they have been extraordinary" Shona says of the charity's workers and volunteers. "We've been through it as a team and I couldn't be prouder. Thank you so much to every one of them."
Shona gives a special thanks to Kirsten Sinclair: "the whole trail wouldn't be the success it is without her"
And a special mention from Shona to the young people who couldn't be here tonight, whether they're in hospital, at home recovering or sadly no longer with us.
"You've done so much, they're not here to thank you themselves but on behalf of all the patients, staff, families thank you so much - you have been immense."
"I'm going to take the opportunity to stand next to the blank Wullie in the hope that someone paints him as Navid," Sanjeev says as he brings the night to a close.
That's all from Kelvingrove on an incredible night. Thanks for joining us all week for the auctions, and thanks to everyone involved with the BIG Bucket Trail. What a summer!