At the beginning of the season we pledged that any monies received from bucket collections throughout the season would be split 80% to Junior Dees with the remaining 20% split equally between 5 charities (Alzheimer's Scotland, British Heart Foundation, Help for Heroes, Maggie's Centre and TCCL).
For our next home game v Hamilton, however, we will be having a special bucket collection, where ALL proceeds will be donated to MacMillan Cancer Support as a tribute to Dundee Fan - described by Rab Douglas as a "legend and entertainer" - Wullie Reilly. Wullie, a real die-hard Dee, is probably the most "weel-kent" face in the Dundee Support, he's followed the team through thick and thin, the length and breadth of the country.
Wullie was recently been diagnosed with terminal cancer of the oesophagus, and told he has a couple of months left. Far from being downhearted, he decided to hold a party in Lyrics in Dundee this Sunday "I want two wakes. One I’m going to and one I’m not" he told the Evening Telegraph. "It’s going to be in Lyrics and I want everyone I know to come down." Those who attend the celebrate the life of a true Dundee man are being asked to make a donation which Wullie will present to MacMillan Nurses.
The Society Board felt that it would be a fitting tribute to Wullie if we could help raise even more for his nominated Charity, hence every penny put into a bucket on Saturday 11th February will be donated to MacMillan Nurses. For those who cannot make Wullie's party, nor the game on 11th, you can make a donation here.