LEEDS, England, February 4, 2016 /PRNewswire/ --
Stars including Olivia Colman, Miriam Margolyes, Jose Mourinho, Caroline Quentin, Caspar Lee, Jerome Flynn, Frank Skinner, Raymond Briggs, Alison Steadman, Bertie Carvel, Joanna Lumley, Ben De Lisi, Sir Peter Blake, Lorraine Kelly, Bill Nighy and Toby Jones have put pen to paper for Epilepsy Action's National Doodle Day.
Their sketches will feature alongside dozens more in a three-day eBay auction starting on National Doodle Day, Friday 5 February. The doodle auction will close on Sunday 7 February. The proceeds will help Epilepsy Action support the 600,000 people living with epilepsy in the UK.
Holly Rawlings, doodler in residence at Epilepsy Action, said: "Every year we are overwhelmed with doodle-tastic support from celebrities, and always look forward to seeing them all flooding in. National Doodle Day gives everyone a chance to get their hands on an original piece of art by their favourite celebrities. It also raises incredibly valuable funds for people affected by epilepsy all over the UK."
Over 1,300 celebrities, including Mary Berry, Steven Gerrard, Rita Ora, Stephen Fry, Eddie Redmayne and Sophie Dahl, have taken part in National Doodle Day since it began 13 years ago.
Epilepsy affects around one in 100 people in the UK and 87 people are diagnosed with the condition every day. Each year Epilepsy Action directly helps over 1.3 million people through a range of services, including the Epilepsy Action Helpline freephone 0808 800 5050, branch network, specialist nurse scheme and award-winning website, epilepsy.org.uk
Notes to editor
- Bill Nighy's doodle is attached
- For hi-res images, epilepsy case studies or more information on National Doodle Day, please contact the Epilepsy Action press office on +44-(0)113-210-8870 or email firstname.lastname@example.org. The press office can also be reached on this number outside of office hours.
- Epilepsy Action works with graphologists who can disclose what your doodling reveals about you. If this is of interest, please contact the press office.
- Around one in 100 people have epilepsy. Epilepsy Action is the leading organisation working with and for people affected by epilepsy. Each year, Epilepsy Action helps over 1.3 million people understand epilepsy and treatment options through its helpline, website and events. Over 95 per cent of this life changing support is funded by donations and fundraising. For more information, visit epilepsy.org.uk
Contact: Hattie Hodgson-Crome, +44-(0)113-210-8870, email@example.com
SOURCE Epilepsy Action