Scribble away for Doodle Day

PEOPLE can show their artistic flair for National Doodle Day.

Epilepsy Action will stage the event on Friday, March 2, to help raise funds for its work nationwide.

The initiative, which is supported by Dodo-Pad and backed by Prime Minister David Cameron, includes a competition for schools, with separate contests for groups and individuals.

Schools will give a donation to enter doodles and will have the chance to win up to £250 of vouchers to spend on equipment. Certificates will be awarded to all those taking part.

Organisers’ guides are also available with hints, tips, certificates, posters, sample letters to parents, promotional ideas and doodle cards.

Individuals will be able to enter for a suggested minimum donation of £1, with prizes of high street vouchers up for grabs. There are two age categories, under 16 and 17 and over.

Individual entries should be drawn on an A5 piece of card and include name, age, telephone number and address on the back. They can be sent to National Doodle Day, c/o Epilepsy Action, FREEPOST LS0995, Leeds, LS19 7YY.

The closing date is March 25.

For more information visit www.nationaldoodleday.org.uk or call 0113 210 8800.