Famous faces from Yorkshire have proved they are top-drawer stars by supporting a popular charity fundraiser.
TV presenter Gabby Logan and former Leeds United favourite Brian Deane are among scores of celebrities backing this year’s National Doodle Day.
All the well-known names involved have put pen to paper and come up with pictures that will be auctioned off via the eBay website in a sale that starts on the big day itself, February 8.
Proceeds will go to Epilepsy Action, a charity based in Yeadon, Leeds.
Sports host Gabby has contributed a cheerful, heart-shaped design accompanied by the message: “We can all beat this together.”
Retired footballer Brian, meanwhile, provided his very own winter warmer in the shape of a picture of a paradise island.
Other Tykes doing their bit include:
* TV presenter Alan Titchmarsh, whose submission depicts a bird perched atop a garden fork;
* Former Coronation Street actress Liz Dawn showed her love for animals – and possibly sneaked in a reference to her character Vera Duckworth’s “tara chuck” catchphrase – with a picture entitled ‘Tara the lurcher’;
* Margaret Thatcher’s former press secretary Sir Bernard Ingham, who contributed a drawing of a snow leopard.
But it’s not just celebrities who can give the charity’s fundraising a lift next month.
Prizes are on offer for the best doodles submitted by schools and members of the public.
Epilepsy Action’s Philippa Cartwright said: “National Doodle Day is a great way for celebrities and members of the public alike to get creative for a good cause.
“So please get doodling or bid on one of our celebrity doodles and help us draw a line through epilepsy.”
Taking place this year for the 10th time, National Doodle Day has to date raised more than £250,000.
For further details on the event, visit the www.nationaldoodleday.org.uk website or ring 0113 210 8800.