Drawing support for epilepsy charity

Drawing support for epilepsy charity

Oodles of doodles were created by learners in Wales who put pen to paper to raise money for epilepsy sufferers.

Students at Coleg Gwent raised £70 for Epilepsy Action by taking part in national Doodle Day.

Doodlers donated a pound and produced a range of imaginative designs, from patterns and cartoon characters to animal sketches and added them to a sprawling group doodle.

A-level student Holly Daniell, 17 and from Ebbw Vale, said: “I don’t study art, so it’s been really good fun to try something different for a good cause.”

Epilepsy affects 600,000 people in the UK, and scribblers across the country, including Sir Ian McKellen, Joanna Lumley, Rita Ora, Tess Daly, Sir Terry Wogan, Mary Berry, Gok Wan, Louis Smith, Lorraine Kelly and Michael Sheen got scrawling for the cause.

Art lecturer Hayley Acreman said: “Students showed brilliant imagination with some really creative designs, and definitely had oodles of fun doodling!”

“Thank you everyone who took part and donated money towards Epilepsy Action.”

Students’ designs will be entered into a national competition to win £250 of equipment and resource vouchers, and one doodler will also get a 3D stuffed figure of their doodle.