Ever dreamed of strolling in a celeb’s footwear? Fast, now’s your probability to bid for them whereas serving to youngsters out of poverty
This yr, Kate Moss, Emma Watson and Poppy Delevingne are only a handful of the celebrities who’ve stepped ahead to donate their most treasured pair of footwear to be auctioned off for the Small Steps Challenge. With earlier movie star donors together with Helena Christensen and Oprah Winfrey, that is an unmissable alternative to get some celebrity-endorsed footwear.
The charity was based by former showbiz journalist Amy Hanson, who stop her job to launch the charity after a life-changing go to to Cambodia seven years in the past.
‘I had simply turned 30 and was searching for one thing extra significant to contribute in life,’ says Hanson. ‘After seeing so many homeless youngsters scavenging barefoot on garbage dumps full of damaged glass and sharp objects on Cambodia’s largest landfill website, I used to be heartbroken and an thought simply got here to me. I assumed, maybe I may use the expertise and contacts I’ve by means of my job to make a optimistic change to their lives.’
And from her bed room in north London, the world’s greatest movie star shoe public sale was born.
At the moment, Amy spends her time travelling between numerous Small Steps tasks in Nicaragua, Romania and Laos to supervise how the funds are spent. What started as simply giving out footwear, has developed into offering youngsters with what they should make the small steps out of poverty and into schooling, breaking the crippling cycle of scavenging for survival.
‘Hundreds of Manolos may have been gathering mud in movie star wardrobes everywhere in the world, however as a substitute they’ve helped fund nurseries, mom and child items, medical, diet and schooling programmes and actually remodel lives,’ says Hanson. ‘And we’re simply getting began.’
Celebrities from all walks of life have been sharing their causes for contributing to the challenge. Legendary clothier and eco-warrior Vivienne Westwood has voiced her backing for the Small Steps public sale, saying, ‘I’m proud and completely satisfied to be on board.’ Ed Sheeran added, ‘I’m actually proud to have the ability to help such an important charity that isn’t solely near the hearts of Glastonbury however to myself and the numerous artists that take a small step to assist youngsters with no footwear in any respect.’
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Listed below are simply among the celebrities who’ve taken half in earlier years:
Kate Moss: ‘I’ve donated these mom of pearl heels as a result of they’re particular and treasured like the youngsters that London charity Small Steps Challenge assist. I like to help charities which might be shut the my coronary heart and residential.’
Natalie Portman: ‘These are vegan sneakers you possibly can hike or play soccer or dance in – all my favorite actions.’
Sienna Miller: ‘I’m completely satisfied to be donating my footwear as soon as once more to such a tremendous charity that actually makes a world of a distinction within the lives of much less lucky youngsters and their households.’
Helen Christensen: ‘Small Steps is a superb organisation to be an envoy for. I’ve been donating footwear for years. This yr, I’m donating my favorite pink Miu Miu heels.’