Celebs get doodling ahead of contest

Katherine Grainger doodle
Katherine Grainger doodle
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North-east residents, schools, community groups and work places are being encouraged to put pen to paper later this year for a good cause.

National Doodle Day, which takes place on Friday, March 7, aims to raise vital funds for Epilepsy Action.

Sir Michael Parkinson

Sir Michael Parkinson

The event hopes to get as many people as possible to get creative to help the charity continue its work across the UK.

With a range of celebrities already taking part - ranging from TV Presenter, Carol Smillie, crime writer Ian Rankin to Sir Michael Parkinson - there’s no excuse to let your imagination go wild on paper.

People across Aberdeenshire are being urged to ‘do a doodle, donate a pound’ with the chance of a prize for anyone taking part.

Participating schools have the opportunity of winning £250 vouchers for equipment and resources.

Meanwhile, groups and individuals, can scoop up to £250 in cash.

Each winner of each category will also receive a 3D stuffed figure of their doodle design, courtesy of Lucy Moose, as well as a certificate and have their work displayed in the doodle Hall of Fame on the National Doodle Day website.

Epilepsy Action fundraising events manager, Philippa Cartwright, said: “Doodlers across the UK have helped us to raise over £275,000 since the very first National Doodle Day over ten years ago.

“By taking part in National Doodle Day, members of the public can ensure that the next child to be diagnosed doesn’t have to face living with epilepsy alone.

“Spending just a few minutes of your day to get creative really will make all the difference to people affected by epilepsy and their families.

“Absolutely anyone can take part so please round up your classmates, teachers, family and friends and get doodling!”

To enter or find out more go to nationaldoodleday.org.uk or call 0113 210 8800.

Entries have to been in by Friday, April 4.