SCHOOLS, community groups and residents in the North West are being encouraged to put pen to paper for National Doodle Day.
The event, on Friday, February 8, raises money for national charity Epilepsy Action. Doodlers will join famous faces including Sir Ian McKellen, Mary Berry, Tess Daly, Michael Sheen, Lorraine Kelly, Sir Terry Wogan, Joanna Lumley, Matt Lucas, Dev Patel, Gok Wan, Alan Titchmarsh and Chris Tarrant by taking part in the event.
National Doodle Day, which is supported by Dodo Pad, publishers of the original family ‘doodle’ diary, is now in its tenth year.
It aims to get as many people doodling as possible to help support the 67,000 people with epilepsy across the North West.
This year, Epilepsy Action is inviting schools, workplaces and groups to ‘do a doodle, donate a pound’ with the chance of a prize for anyone taking part.
Any school or group can register for an organiser’s guide containing template doodle cards, posters, a doodle donation box and decorations for the event venue.
All schools entering the competition will have the chance to win £250 of equipment and resource vouchers.
Their nominated doodler will also receive a 3D stuffed figure, custom made to look exactly like their doodle, courtesy of Lucy Moose.
Groups and individuals can enter doodles into one of three categories – seven years and under, 8-16 years and 17 years and over.