SCHOOLS, community groups and residents in Trafford are being encouraged to put pen to paper for National Doodle Day on February 8.

The event raises money for national charity Epilepsy Action and it’s celebrity supporters include the actor Ian McKellen and broadcaster Terry Wogan.

Prizes will be available and schools entering the competition will have the chance to win £250 of equipment and resource vouchers.

Anyone interested in ordering an organiser’s guide or to enter the competition should call call 0113 210 8800 or visit Epilepsy affects around one in every 100 people in the UK.