Support Epilepsy Action on National Doodle Day

Published: Friday 22nd September 2017 by Rich Sutherland

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Today is National Doodle Day, the annual event in aid of Epilepsy Action that sees celebrity doodles auctioned online for charity.

Over 1,600 celebrities have taken part in National Doodle Day since it began in 2003. This year’s auction takes place from today until Sunday – if you want to bid, visit the gallery to view contributions from Raymond Briggs, Tim Vine, Maureen Lipman and many more.

Epilepsy affects around one in every 100 people in the UK alone and 87 people are diagnosed with the condition every day. By supporting National Doodle Day, you’ll be helping more people to take control of epilepsy in their life.

We thought we’d have a bit of fun and raise awareness of the campaign by getting some local businesses involved. Take a look at what appeared when people put pencil to paper:

“Cumberland Comms is a local, family-run company that has worked on the KCOM network for over 16 years. If your telegraph pole has been replaced or a phone box has been changed, Cumberland are the guys who did it!”

Richard Powell, Managing Director, Cumberland Comms

“In 1917, an Englishman and an Irishman walked into a pub and left having set up a business. 100 years later we now have a global operation and the company is going from strength to strength; we think that’s something to shout about – our trucks do a pretty good job of that!”

Mark Jardine, Sales Administrator, Neill & Brown

“There’s always something fun and exciting going on at Hull Truck Theatre. From live music and big name comedians, to homegrown talent and our Year of Exceptional Drama, audiences are spoilt for choice! Make sure to catch A Short History of Tractors in Ukrainian, directed by our Artistic Director, Mark Babych.”

Sam Hardy, Communications Assistant, Hull Truck Theatre

“When someone asks me what I do, I simply say I help students have the best time possible at university. My team and I ensure that students are aware of the opportunities and activities available to them, as well as spreading the word about the fantastic achievements of our members and the contribution they make to their local community. We support students to develop skills during their time here so they arrive at graduation fulfilled and ready to move on.”

Rachel Zobkiw, Marketing Manager, Hull University Union

Why not get involved in Doodle Day yourself? Post a picture online and tag in KCOM on Facebook and @KCOMhome on Twitter and Instagram, including the hashtag #doodleday.

Even if you don’t bid on a celebrity doodle, you can still donate to Epilepsy Action quickly and easily. Donate online, call 0113 210 8821, or text DOODLE to 70300 to send them £3. Full terms and condition can be found here.

Happy doodling!

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Published: Friday 22nd September 2017 by Rich Sutherland

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