Oor Wullie joins T-Shirt Booth charity app offering

Oor Wullie T-shirt Booth Promotional Image

Oor Wullie © 2014 DC Thomson

Digital Giving’s charity fund raising app T-Shirt Booth has confirmed its 20th licensed character, DC Thomson’s “Oor Wullie” has now joined the initiative.

His planned inclusion announced last year, fans and T-Shirt Booth customers can now customise their own t-shirts with Oor Wullie artwork from the Sunday Post strip, raising money for its affiliated charity, The Kiltwalk, which organises sponsored walking events to raise money to support Scottish children’s charities.

The charity aims to help Scottish children from disadvantaged backgrounds or who suffer form life-threatening illnesses, to get the care and attention they need.

“We are delighted to be able to support The Kiltwalk through T-Shirt Booth,” commented The Broons and Oor Wullie editor, Morris Heggie.

“It’s a great opportunity for us to support children’s charities throughout Scotland and, of course, Oor Wullie is chuffed to bits to appear on the t-shirt.”

Oor Wullie joins The Beano‘s Dennis the Menace and Gnasher  on the app (see news story), alongside other cartoon characters supporting a range of charities via the app, such as Bananaman (for Diabetes UK), Ben 10, Adventure Time (for Plan) and Thelwell Ponies (for Riding for the Disabled Association).

Grant Morgan, co-founder of Digital Giving, added: “We are absolutely delighted to see Oor Wullie joining a host of other children’s favourite characters in the digital fundraising product range.”

• Digital Giving web site: www.digital-giving.com

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Oor Wullie © 2014 DC Thomson

The founder of downthetubes, which he established in 1998. John works as a comics and magazine editor, writer, and on promotional work for the Lakes International Comic Art Festival. Working in British comics publishing since the 1980s, his credits include editor of titles such as Doctor Who Magazine, Star Trek Explorer (previously known as Star Trek Magazine) and more. He also edited the comics anthology STRIP Magazine and edited several audio comics for ROK Comics. He has also edited several comic collections, including volumes of “Charley’s War and “Dan Dare”. He’s the writer of "Pilgrim: Secrets and Lies" for B7 Comics; “Crucible”, a creator-owned project with 2000AD artist Smuzz; and “Death Duty” and “Skow Dogs” with Dave Hailwood.

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