Oor Wullie’s Big Bucket Trail is the first ever national public art trail, which launched in Scotland eleven weeks ago. Over 200 unique Oor Wullie sculptures are currently on display in five host cities, including over 50 in Glasgow. The person sized sculptures, modelled after Scotland’s most famous comic strip character can also be spotted across Edinburgh, Dundee, Inverness and Aberdeen.

Webhelp have had great pleasure supporting this event and sponsored our very own Oor Wullie statue ‘Oor Charles’ inspired by another celebrated Scot, Charles Rennie Macintosh.

As proud sponsors we helped raise awareness of the public art project by holding activities to celebrate the themed weeks with the help of our colleagues and the community.

However, the trail is coming to an end, and as we prepare to say a final farewell to all the Oor Wullie’s we look back on some of our highlights over the past few months.

Weans Week 24th June

Webhelp celebrated Wean’s Week with the vibrant pupils from Saint Timothy Primary School. We gifted our wee Oor Wullie to the school, the children were overjoyed to take part in this exciting opportunity to design and paint an Oor Wullie statue, which they named ‘Oor Timmy.’

To show our appreciation we invited the ‘wean’s’ to The Forge shopping centre to view the masterpiece. The full story on Wean’s Week can be found here.

Oor Selfie Challenge 5th July 

Webhelp recently participated in The Oor Selfie Challenge organised by Glasgow Children’s Hospital. A team of five from our Hope St office did an outstanding job, despite the miserable Scottish weather. They even won a Tunnock’s food hamper for the most innovative use of transport during the selfie challenge. The transport included a Glasgow sightseeing tour bus, a tardis and a rocket. The hamper will be raffled off and the money raised will be donated to Glasgow Children’s Hospital.

Charity Week 15th July

To honour charity week we looked back at a past campaign for one of the trail’s charities the Glasgow Children’s Hospital and the incredible impact it had on one very special family.

Nichola Hazard, who works for one of Webhelp’s key clients, shared the story of her young son Hugo, who was diagnosed with dense cataracts in both eyes just before his second birthday. Hugo, now 3 years old, had the opportunity to get permanent lenses fitted, which would mean no more lenses and a chance for his vison to improve. However, there was an obstacle in the way. Read more about Hugo’s story and how Webhelp contributed to the positive outcome.

Explorer week – 22nd July

To celebrate Explorer Week Webhelp launched the Oor Charles Selfie Challenge. As sponsors of the Oor Charles statue in George Square, we asked you to post pictures of yourselves with Oor Charles on social media.

This encouraged Webhelp employees to explore the streets of Glasgow and participate in the trail. Two winners were chosen and each received a £50 Love2Shop voucher.

Art, Music & Culture Week – 5th August

During this week we focussed on the arts and shared an interview with Freelance illustrator Laura Hallet, the artist of #OorCharles.

“I was really excited! To have a design that celebrates one of my favourite artists and designers chosen was really special, and it was great to find a sponsor that shared my love of Charles Rennie Mackintosh in Webhelp.” Laura Hallet.

Read more about Laura’s artistic background and the creative process behind Webhelp’s sponsored sculpture Oor Charles here.

Oor Wullie’s Big Walk – 10th August

A team from Hope St and Greenock took on the challenge to walk either the 3km or 10km distance to raise money for Glasgow’s Children’s Hospital.

Despite the summer drizzle our committed fundraisers enjoyed the day, passing the various Oor Wullie sculptures along the way! So far they have raised over £400 (their Webhelp Hope St Just Giving page is still open!).

A big well done to our BIG walkers: Brandon Harris, Kris Conway, Gordon MacLean, Maria McRobbie, Kayleigh Reid, Bethany Smith. And a special shout out to Owen Moran who was one of the volunteer marshals for the event.

Overall, the purpose of this event is to raise vital funds for children in hospital’s across Scotland. All proceeds raised will help give young patients and their families the exceptional care they deserve. We are proud to have had the privilege of being involved in such an amazing initiative and look forward to witnessing the impact of the total funds raised.

Chief Client Officer Anton Manley, Webhelp said:

“I’ve been blown away in terms of the reaction we’ve seen, there’s a huge energy and enthusiasm. Clearly the character of Oor Wullie is still well-known and synonymous in Scotland with being a cheeky chappy and it puts a smile on everyone’s face, so it’s great to see that positivity.”

Click here to find out more about Oor Wullie’s Big Bucket Trail, which supports children’s charities the Glasgow Children’s Hospital, the Edinburgh Children’s Hospital and the Archie Foundation.