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Celebrity doodles drawn to raise funds for Cornwall Wildlife Trust

Doodle by Emma Thompson
Image caption Emma Thompson, Joanna Lumley and Frank Skinner have donated their doodle artwork

Doodle art by Absolutely Fabulous actress Joanna Lumley, and comedian Frank Skinner, are among many being auctioned for a Cornish charity.

To celebrate its 50th anniversary, the Cornwall Wildlife Trust asked celebrities to draw marine-themed doodles.

Jo Brand, Emma Thompson, Bill Oddie, Richard E Grant, and Sir Ben Kingsley have donated their doodles to raise funds for the trust.

The artwork is being auctioned online.

Crabs and dolphins

Michael Morpurgo, author of Warhorse, has included a drawing of an oyster catcher with the comment 'now you see why I only doodle writing'.

Gardening personality Alan Titchmarsh has doodled a dolphin with the saying: "Nothing in life is black and white - except us - and zebras."

Actors Angela Griffin and Antony Cotton have doodled crabs and dolphins.

Dania Shaw, from Cornwall Wildlife Trust, said: "We are thrilled to have received such a large number of doodles from such a diverse group of celebrities."

She said they were "hoping to raise over £5000 for Cornwall's wildlife and wild places".

Artists from Cornwall have also contributed work for the online auction, which runs on eBay until 2 December, including illustrators Rebecca Cobb and Michael Foreman.

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