Celebrities Get Doodling For Good Cause

A host of celebrities have been showing their artistic side for charity by taking part in this year's National Doodle Day.

Doodles by famous faces including Sir Ian McKellen, Steven Gerrard, Michael Sheen, Joanna Lumley, Lorraine Kelly and Chris Tarrant are being auctioned to raise money for Epilepsy Action .

The celebrity doodle eBay auction will run from today, National Doodle Day, to Sunday, February 17.

More than 1,000 celebrities have taken part in National Doodle Day since it began and members of the public can join them by doing their own doodle.

Epilepsy Action is also inviting schools, workplaces and groups to 'do a doodle, donate a pound' with the chance of a prize for anyone taking part.

Philippa Cartwright, fundraising events manager at Epilepsy Action, said: "National Doodle Day is always fantastic fun and every year we receive lots of wacky and wonderful doodles from celebrities and members of the public alike.

"Over £250,000 has been raised since the very first event in 2004, and taking just a few minutes of your day to get creative will help people who are affected by epilepsy and their families.

"Just £6 could support someone newly diagnosed with epilepsy, providing advice and information from our experts when they need it most.

"Absolutely anyone can take part so please get doodling with your schoolmates, friends, family or colleagues, or bid on your favourite celebrity doodle. It really will make all the difference in helping us to create a brighter future for people affected by epilepsy."

Epilepsy affects around one in every 100 people in the UK alone and 87 people are diagnosed with the condition every day. Each year Epilepsy Action directly helps over 1.1 million people through a range of services.

To find out more about National Doodle Day or to enter the competition visit the website or call 0113 210 8800.