Celebrities doodle for Cornish wildlife22/11/2012 09:20:56 Doodle auction in aid of Cornwall Wildlife Trust
Cornwall Wildlife Trust has been protecting Cornwall's wildlife both on land and in the seas since 1962 and is the county's leading wildlife conservation charity. As part of its 50th Anniversary celebrations, the Trust has invited well-known celebrities from stage, screen, sport, art, illustration, books, and science to draw marine themed doodles and donate them to Cornwall Wildlife Trust. 28 celebrities have so far sent in their doodles, including Kurt Jackson, Jo Brand, Emma Thompson, Bill Oddie, Richard E Grant, Sir Ben Kingsley, Joanna Lumley, Michael Murpurgo, Michael Winner, Frank Skinner, Antony Cotton, Daniel O'Donnell and Sharron Davies to name but a few!
Michael Morpurgo, author of Warhorse, has written a doodle explaining that just as an orchestra tunes up, an athlete warms up, as an author he writes. Incorporated in his writing he has included a drawing of an oyster catcher with the comment ‘now you see why I only doodle writing'.
Keith Hambly-Staite, Cornwall Wildlife Trustee says "Our Celebrity Doodle auction offers a great way to get a piece of original art work from celebrities and nationally recognised book illustrators as well as supporting the work of the Cornwall Wildlife Trust. The fun, and in some cases the fantasy, of the doodles reflects the marine work of the Trust and the fun that can be enjoyed on wildlife adventures."
Dania Shaw, Marketing and Fundraising Co-ordinator for Cornwall Wildlife Trust comments, "We are thrilled to have received such a large number of doodles from such a diverse group of celebrities, and following the launch of the auction on eBay in the autumn bidding is expected to be intense. Through this exciting auction of wonderful wildlife doodles, we hope to raise over £5000 for Cornwall's wildlife and wild places"
For your chance to own an original, signed piece of art work from your favourite celebrity, whilst at the same time donating funds for future of the wildlife of Cornwall, please visit www.cornwallwildlifetrust.org.uk/doodle from Thursday 22nd November.