Slideshow: Leeds and Yorkshire celebrity doodles up for auction in support of Epilepsy Action

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Famous showbiz names have let their fingers do the talking in support of an unusual charity fundraiser.

Leeds-born Liz Dawn and Barry Cryer are among around 200 celebrities nationwide backing National Doodle Day, which this year falls on March 2.

Dominic Brunt's doodle.

Dominic Brunt's doodle.

Liz and co have submitted dashed-off drawings that will be auctioned via the eBay website.

Proceeds from their sales will go to the Epilepsy Action charity, which is based in Yeadon, Leeds.

Former Coronation Street actress Liz showed her artistic talents with a pretty picture of flowers and butterflies.

Veteran funnyman Barry, meanwhile, demonstrated his love of witty wordplay with a beer-related visual twist on the phrase ‘hop, step and jump’.

Other well-known figures taking part in the fundraiser include:

* Emmerdale favourites Tony Audenshaw and Dominic Brunt, who both produced drawings with a 2012 Olympics theme;

* Bradford actor Edward Petherbridge, who sketched an unidentified person’s hand doing – what else? – a spot of doodling;

* Wakefield-born Hollyoaks actress Claire Cooper, who came up with a pic of a striking woman surrounded by stars;

* Best-selling Chocolat writer and former Leeds teacher Joanne Harris, whose drawing was accompanied by the light-hearted message: “At school I was always told off for doodling.

“It’s nice to know that school was wrong.”

Yorkshire Evening Post readers can join the fun by sending in their own designs, with a £250 shopping voucher up for grabs for the best entry. Schools are also being encouraged to get involved in exchange for a donation to Epilepsy Action.

National Doodle Day was first organised in 2004 and to date has raised around £250,000.

For further information, visit: website or ring 0113 210 8800.

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