A WINCHESTER based design agency has chosen the neonatal unit at Royal Hampshire County Hospital to benefit from doodles created at an event last week.

Thursday, formally known as Marmalade on Toast, invited people from the local community to an event celebrating the launch of their new doodling app – Dwoodle - last Thursday.

Attendees were asked to create a ‘dwoodle’ and for each one submitted, £1 was raised for the neonatal unit, a total of £1,540 was raised.

The neonatal unit was chosen by Simon Harmer, founder and owner of Thursday.

He said: “I have lived in Winchester for nearly twenty years. During that time I have moved house six times, married and had three children. As such, my wife Katy and I have spent a large amount of time with the neonatal unit at The Royal Hampshire County Hospital.

“We have always been thankful, grateful and genuinely amazed by the level of care and attention the staff have given our entire family over the years. We want to do all we can to support such an amazing place and the people who work there.”

Sharon Stone, clinical matron on the neonatal unit at Royal Hampshire County Hospital, said: “We are delighted that Thursday have chosen to support the neonatal unit through this fun and imaginative app. Their support will help us to buy new equipment for the babies and ensure that the unit is a comfortable and welcoming place for parents, relatives and staff.”

After the event each unique drawing will be made into a huge piece of artwork which will be displayed at the design agency’s studio in the heart of Winchester city.

Mr Harmer’s next ambition is to turn everyone’s dwoodles into the largest piece of artwork in the world. His record breaking ambition will mean the final piece of art will need to reach over four million square meters, which is the current record, set by Ando’s Mundi Man, which would take a staggering, 158,720,000 Dwoodles.