Thursday, September 16, 2021

Harry Potter Stars Artwork Auction to Support Epilepsy

Harry Potter film stars Robbie Coltrane (Hagrid) and David Bradley (Mr. Filch) have sketched original drawings for a charity eBay auction. 

In support of Epilepsy Action and the 600,000 people across the UK who are living with epilepsy, their work will be auctioned off for National Doodle Day - September 17th, 2021.

The live auction will begin on Friday afternoon and it runs until Sunday. View the entire gallery of artwork held by the British Epilepsy Association.

More information from the press release:
Famous names from the worlds of entertainment and art have joined forces to support national charity Epilepsy Action. They have sketched unique artworks for an eBay auction which starts on National Doodle Day on Friday 17 September. The event celebrates its 17th anniversary this year. The auction includes works from TV favourites Aisling Bea (This Way Up), Freema Agyeman (Dr Who, New Amsterdam), Alice Eve (Belgravia, Black Mirror), Celia Imrie, Jools Holland and Dame Maureen Lipman DBE alongside celebrated artists and illustrators such as R.W Alley (Paddington) and Axel Scheffler (The Gruffalo). Fans have until Sunday 19 September to bid on the original drawings. The proceeds from every doodle sold will help to support the 600,000 people living with epilepsy in the UK.

Philippa Cartwright, director of fundraising at Epilepsy Action, said: “National Doodle Day is a fantastic event which whips fans and collectors into a bidding frenzy. This is their chance to buy original artwork from celebrities, artists and designers and every doodle sold raises vital funds for people affected by epilepsy.

“Every year we are overwhelmed with submissions from all kinds of doodlers. Since launching National Doodle Day 17 years ago, we’ve had over 1,500 celebrities and artists support us. After all the lockdowns, we can’t wait to unveil their new creations. Don’t forget to get bidding on Friday 17 September and all weekend!”

Since National Doodle Day began in 2004, doodlers far and wide have raised over £180,000 for Epilepsy Action, all to improve the lives of people with epilepsy. All the latest doodles are now available to view in the online gallery and on eBay from Friday.

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