Over 60 celebrities, including Claudia Winkleman, Miranda Hart and Vic Reeves, have put pen to paper to create ‘doodles’ which are being displayed and auctioned by a local charity.

The Anna Wilkinson Mockingbird Trust, which organises trips and meals out for young people who have been diagnosed with cancer, is holding a special exhibition and silent auction of the doodles in Worcester on Friday June 21.  Taking place in the elegant Great Hall of the Old Palace, near Worcester Cathedral, the Celebrity Doodle Evening  is free to attend, with tickets available via the charity’s website.

Chris Wilkinson from the Mockingbird Trust says: “We asked celebrities to spend ‘a minute for the Mockingbird’ and have been overwhelmed by the huge number who have supported the charity by drawing a doodle for us. Not only have they provided their signed doodles, but the majority have also provided a photograph of them with their doodle. The doodles and photographs have been beautifully framed together and will be sold on the evening via a ‘silent’ auction.

“The exhibition and silent auction will run from 5.30pm to 9pm and we hope to get lots of visitors and bids placed for the doodles. The proceeds from the sale of the doodles will be used to fund the work we do, organising trips to events and also special meals out for young people with cancer who live in the West Midlands.  We are not charging for entry to the event, but we will have a collection bucket for donations to the charity. We hope to raise oodles from doodles!”

Celebrities who have supported the charity by providing a doodle include Claudia Winkleman, Peter Andre, Miranda Hart, Vic Reeves, Susanna Reid, Michael Ball, James Morrison, Nigel Havers, Catherine Tate, Dan Snow, John Newman, Ken Dodd, Craig Revel Horwood, Stephen Tompkinson, Ruth Jones, Kate Silverton, John Challis, Ainsley Harriot, Eamonn Holmes, Iain Glen, Hugh Quarshie and many more. Even Theresa May has provided a doodle, as well as Jeremy Corbyn, Boris Johnson and various sportspeople.

There is a full list of the doodles and information on how to get your free ticket on The Mockingbird Trust website: www.TheAnnaWilkinsonMockingbirdTrust.co.uk or here