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Art Student draws for 26 Hours for Dementia

Year 2 Graphic Design student Izzie Purcell volunteers to take part in the Mark Watson Comedy Marathon, raising money for Dementia Revolution.

Year 2 Graphic Design student Izzie Purcell has shown fantastic resilience and true dedication to social action, as she volunteered herself to take part in the Mark Watson Comedy Marathon, raising money for Dementia Revolution.

The event began at 9.48pm on Wednesday 27th February and ran for 26.2 hours straight at the Pleasance theatre in Islington, London. The comedy marathon was streamed live on Twitch TV and raised more than £20,000 in total.

Izzie’s challenge was to draw as many portraits of Bradley Walsh as she could in the 26.2 hour marathon without sleep. Audience members and Twitter followers were tasked with suggesting different scenarios that Izzie could draw Bradley in, resulting in some surreal artwork! Mark Watson shared her progress live on his Twitter feed, as the event went on. The highlight of the marathon for Izzie was definitely the Skype call with Bradley Walsh himself, where she was able to speak with him about her drawings.

Through her Virgin Money donation page, Izzie raised £130.00 and her drawings were auctioned at the end of the event for £250.00. Well done for such an amazing example of social action, Izzie!