As most of you will know the Oor Wullie Bucket Trail, in place over the school holidays in Dundee, features an Oor Wullie sculpture decorated in a classic 1962 Dundee kit. To make it an even bigger stand out it has the number 3 and the name COX on its back.
The sculptures, all 70 of them, will be going under the hammer at an auction with all proceeds going to The ARCHIE Foundation’s appeal to raise funds to create a brand new twin operating theatre paediatric surgical suite for the Tayside Children’s Hospital at Ninewells.
The society board feel it would be appropriate to try to secure the Oor Bobby sculpture for Dundee fans and to place it in what would seem to be its natural home at Dens Park. The final location of the statue, should we succeed in the purchase, would be the Bobby Cox Stand concourse.
The auction is scheduled for 13th September at The Rep and the society has registered an interest in this sculpture. We have also contacted other groups that we thought may have an interest in the sculpture, including Bobby’s family and Dundee Football Club. As far as we can see the way is clear for us to go ahead with the proposed purchase.
Obviously the society doesn’t want to be bidding against any individual or group so would be more than happy to work with anyone that might have similar or other intentions for Oor Bobby. Should anyone be planning to make their own bid for this sculpture, and who would consider working with the society to secure the sculpture, we ask that they contact Brian Lawrence by email firstname.lastname@example.org.
Thank you on behalf of the Dundee FC Supporters Society