Wirral celebrities doodle their bit for epilepsy charity

Wirral Globe: Glenda Jackson's charity doodle Glenda Jackson's charity doodle

WIRRAL-born actress and MP Glenda Jackson and classical pianist Stephen Hough are among the famous faces who have put pen to paper for this year's National Doodle Day.

Their work will be auctioned on eBay, along with dozens of celebrity scribbles, from Friday March 7.

The auction will raise money for national charity Epilepsy Action.

The duo has been joined by household names including Sir Michael Parkinson, Bill Nighy, Jackie Collins and John Bishop in doodling for the annual event.

National Doodle Day, which is supported by Dodo Pad, publishers of the original family 'doodle' diary, aims to get as many people doodling as possible.

The event raises money to help support the 13,000 people across Merseyside with epilepsy.

Over 1,200 celebrities, including Mary Berry, Joanna Lumley, Rita Ora and Sophie Dahl have taken part in National Doodle Day since it began eleven years ago.

Members of the public can also get in on the act by creating their own masterpiece and donating a pound to Epilepsy Action.

There will be prizes for the best doodlers including arts and crafts vouchers and custom-made 3D doodles.

Philippa Cartwright, fundraising events manager at Epilepsy Action said: "Every year we are overwhelmed with the positive support that we receive from celebrities and members of the public alike.

"The celebrity doodle auction is always a terrific success, raising thousands of pounds in much-needed funds for Epilepsy Action.

"The highest-grossing doodle ever raised £1,600 alone, so this event really does make a huge difference to people with epilepsy and their families."

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