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4:37 PM 5th June 2020

It's Official! We Did It!

Rob Biddulph’s #DrawWithRob online lessons have captured the nation’s attention since the lockdown began, with over three million households tuning in to join his draw-along videos.

On Thursday 21 May 2020 at 4pm BST (8am PST) an attempt was made for an online class to attract 10,000 participants and raise money for COVID-19 appeal.

Participants at the online session were taught how to draw a blue whale.

Guinness World Records have confirmed that 45,611 participants joined Rob's lesson on 21st May 2020, smashing the record of 10,000!

A total of £50,970 was raised to help the fight against COVID-19 and future pandemics, which is five times more than was thought could be raised! Just incredible.

Congratulations and thank you to everyone who participated and shared the event!