Golden Casket is celebrating the launch of its Oor Wullie statue in Argyll Street in Glasgow, one of 200 that have been placed around Scotland for the newest ARCHIE foundation trail.
The Millions themed sculpture has been placed outside of the Debenhams store on Argyll Street in Glasgow, with its design provided by the artist, Lissie Hollis.
In March 2019, Golden Casket confirmed its support for the Glasgow Children’s Hospital Charity, Edinburgh Children’s Hospital Charity and the ARCHIE Foundation as part of its 60th-anniversary celebrations.
The Millions-themed sculpture will be situated in Glasgow until the end of August 2019 at which point they will be auctioned off with proceeds going to the charity partners.
Part of Golden Casket’s sponsorship includes a mini ‘Oor Wullie’, with the company having plans to donate this to a local charity in Inverclyde.
The family-owned business is planning to bid to buy its Millions Wullie with plans to place him at the Fort Matilda estate where the company operates, but expect stiff opposition to secure him.
Sandra Fisher, sales and marketing director for the Golden Casket Group, says they are proud to raise money for the Glasgow Children’s Hospital Charity, Edinburgh Children’s Hospital Charity and the ARCHIE Foundation.
“This is a fantastic charity event to raise money for sick children, and we are delighted to be part of this, especially in our 60th year in business.
“We have attended a few events where they have had some of the children and parents tell the sponsors how all of the great work of the Archie Foundation has helped their lives which is the whole point.”
Golden Casket is aiming for their Millions inspired statue to get the most visits and selfies online, with members of the team spending the day in Glasgow with the crowds eager to get their picture taken with the statue.
The business is also planning a sensory experience for Wullie as well as liaising with the public to invent a new word to describe their Millions sweets.
“Millions is all about kids, and this is all about our kids in Scotland. We can’t think of a better way to show that than through this fantastic charity trail.”
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