Stars from the Harry Potter films have, once again, put pen to paper for this year’s National Doodle Day, benefiting Epilepsy Action, a registered charity in England. Epilepsy Action exists to improve the lives of people living with epilepsy by providing practical support and information in a number of ways – over 1.1 million people used our services last year.

Famous faces from the Harry Potter film series have been busy doodling in the hope their squiggles can raise much-needed cash for charity.

Stars including Bill Nighy (Rufus Scrimgeour), Tony Maudsley (Grawp) and Julian Glover (Aragog) have put pen to paper for this year’s National Doodle Day on Friday 6 February. The celebrities’ scribbles will feature in a ten-day eBay auction, beginning on National Doodle Day, to raise funds for charity Epilepsy Action.

National Doodle Day, which is supported by Dodo Pad, publishers of the original family ‘doodle’ diary, aims to get as many people doodling as possible. The event raises money to help support the 600,000 people across the UK with epilepsy. Last year’s auction saw doodles by Harry Potter stars fetch almost £1,000 for Epilepsy Action.)

This year, for the first time, members of the public can take part in National Doodle Day online. People can create, upload and share their scribbles on the dedicated website. Doodlers can submit their creations and compete for prizes at, home of the celebrity doodle gallery. Every doodle uploaded will be entered into a competition, with winners chosen in an online public vote.

Philippa Cartwright, fundraising events manager at Epilepsy Action said: “Every year we are overwhelmed with the positive support that we receive from celebrities and members of the public alike. The celebrity doodle auction is always a terrific success, raising thousands of pounds in much-needed funds for Epilepsy Action.”

Information on the National Doodle Day celebrity auction and competition can be found at The eBay auction will run from Friday 6 February to Sunday 15 February 2015. The closing date for entries into the National Doodle Day competition is Friday 20 March. Voting closes on Friday 3 April.

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 over 1.2 million people through a range of services, including its Epilepsy Helpline freephone 0808 800 5050, branch network, specialist nurse scheme and award-winning website,

National Doodle Day is Friday 6 Feb, and the eBay auction of doodles will run for ten days.

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