Friday, 23 January 2015

Corrie stars doodle for Epilepsy Action’s National Doodle Day

Antony Cotton's doodle
Coronation Street has joined in once again this year to raise funds for national charity Epilepsy Action.

National Doodle Day is on Friday 6 February 2015 and the proceeds will directly support the 600,000 people living with epilepsy in the UK.

Julie Goodyear's doodle
This year’s Corrie doodlers range from Antony Cotton, Julie Hesmondhalgh, Stephanie Cole and Bruno Langley, to Julie Goodyear, aka legendary Rovers landlady Bet Lynch. Their sketches will feature alongside over a hundred more in a ten-day eBay auction starting on National Doodle Day, Friday 6 February.

Julie Hesmondhalgh's doodle
Philippa Cartwright, Fundraising Manager at Epilepsy Action said: “Every year we’re overwhelmed by support from celebrities and always look forward to seeing the variety and creativity of the doodles they send in.

National Doodle Day is always a terrific success, raising thousands of pounds for Epilepsy Action. The highest-grossing doodle ever sold for over £1,600, but each one makes a huge difference to people with epilepsy and their families.”

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 around one million people through a range of services, including its Epilepsy Helpline freephone 0808 800 5050, branch network, specialist nurse scheme and award-winning website, epilepsy.org.uk

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