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Just over half a million pounds raised at charity Penguin auction in newly opened V&A.

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By julia, 25 September 2018

Just over half a million pounds raised at charity Penguin auction in newly opened V&A.

£539,000 to be exact with a final £1000 being added at the very last minute to round it up to a whopping £540,000

80 full size sculptures along with 100 smaller ones were at a farewell parade in the fair city’s Slessor Gardens on Sunday to give the general public a final chance to see them all together one last time before being auctioned off on behalf of Maggie’s Dundee.

Shirley Linton, chair of the fundraising board for the charity took to the stage to thank everyone who had entered into the spirit of the event from those who designed the penguins, followed the trails and bid in the auction.

Here’s a rundown of exactly how much each individual penguin actually sold for.

Maggie’s Penguin Parade

1 Bonnie Dundee £6,500

2 R2DunDee2 £5,500

3 Mr Sofishticated £4,000

4 Blue Planet Penguin £6,000

5 Bagpipes & Flippers £9,000

6 Engullfed £5,000

7 Sid the Penguin £9,000

8 Charles £10,000

9 Gothamatryoshka £5,000

10 Don £10,000

11 What Lies Beneath £7,000

12 4 Seasons in One Day £5,500

13 Heat Reactive Hue £4,000

14 I Choose Dundee £7,000

15 Dundee Star’s Penguin £6,000

16 Absent Penguin £5,000

17 Pinguis Anatomica £4,500

18 Punky Penguin! £7,000

19 Dundee United FC Penguin £6,000

20 Sunrise £7,000

21 Pen Broon £5,500

22 Emperor’s Voyage of Discovery £8,000

23 Dazzle Penguin £5,500

24 Peter Panguin £7,000

25 Pluguin £6,000

26 The Store Hus Pingvin £3,500

27 Penguinstein £6,000

28 Journalism £10,000

29 Old Tom Morris £7,000

30 Penguin Street £6,000

31 WellBEEing £7,000

32 Capguin Scott £5,500

33 Pop and Pip £9,000

34 “PJ” The Poetry Penguin £6,000

35 I Believe I Can Fly £10,000

36 Fish Food £4,500

37 Lord P. N. Guin £9,000

38 Crystal Azure £5,000

39 The Baltic Builder £7,000

40 Poppy £6,000

41 The Voyage of the Discovery £7,000

42 Tiaki The Blue Penguin from New Zealand Visits Dundee £6,000

43 Growing Knowledge £6,000

44 Strictly on Ice £7,000

45 Fair Isla £8,000

46 Hell’s Penguin £7,500

47 King Robert the Bruce Penguin £8,000

48 P-Pick Up The Phone Penguin £11,000

49 March of the Penguins £6,000

50 Chick £7,000

51 Penguin Classic £6,500

52 Yoda Penguin £8,000

53 Now & Then £5,500

54 Penguin’s Paradise £7,500

55 A. Birdie £10,000

56 Koi Waves £5,000

57 Touchy Penguin £7,000

58 Freeze Frame £3,000

59 Love, Light and Penguin Postures £5,000

60 Scotland’s Sunniest City £6,500

61 Tick Tock £5,000

62 Waddle in Wonderland £5,000

63 Sticky Feet £7,500

64 Provincial Penguin £5,000

65 Pirate Penguin £6,500

66 Dee the Wandering Wanderer £6,500

67 See How the Mainsail Sets £6,500

68 Minecraft Ender Penguin £6,500

69 Inflorescence £6,500

70 Punnet Penguin £7,500

71 Bananaman £4,500

72 Fundeeland £6,500

73 Flamenguin £6,500

74 Peacock Penguin (Raine) £10,000

75 Penguin PJS £6,500

76 South Pole Position £5,000

77 Dundee FC Penguin £5,000

78 Ticket to Ride £7,500

79 Korora-Mantic £5,000

80 Maggie and Fleur £6,000

81 Blinguin (AKA Sparkly) £7,000 (our favourite)

82 Maggie £7,000

It costs £590,000 a year to keep a Maggie's Centre open. The money raised will help the Maggie's Centre Dundee continue to provide emotional, practical and social support to people with cancer and their family and friends.

To find out more about Maggie’s Centre go to https://www.maggiescentres.org/how-you-can-help/how-your-money-helps/

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