A packed Dundee Rep watched in amazement as the 70 Oor Wullie Bucket Trail statues sold for huge prices in the charity auction for the Archie Foundation.
Amid the furious pace of bidding, it started to become clear that the £500,000 mark was likely to be exceeded.
But, with all the lots gone, just how much had been raised for the effort to transform Tayside Children’s Hospital at Ninewells?
This is the amazing moment Archie chief executive David Cunningham reveals the grand total — sparking wild celebrations among the capacity audience.
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