Celebrity Shoe Auction
Bid for these upcycled celebrity shoes and support children living on landfill sites
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Published: 22 November 2020
This Article was Written by: Jarvis Smith - My Green Pod
The Small Steps Project 2020 Celebrity Shoe Auction is live online on eBay until Sunday 22 November 2020.
The shoes, which have been upcycled by celebrities, will be auctioned to raise funds for barefoot children to protect their feet and take small steps off landfill sites, where they eke out a survival from recycling scraps.
100% of the profits raised go to supporting children who work and live on rubbish dumps fuelled by our global throwaway culture.
This year’s celebrities include Daphne Guinness (with the most expensive shoes ever to be donated!) Lewis Hamilton, Rose Byrne, Benedict Cumberbatch, Bonnie Wright, Brian May, Chris Martin, Damon Albarn, Daniel Craig, Joanna Lumley, David Walliams, Diplo, The Killers, Elsie, Grace Chatto, Helena Christensen, James Purefoy, Dame Judi Dench, Kate Moss, Phil Collins, Rachel Weisz, Ricky Gervais, Martin Freeman, Ronnie Wood, Simon Pegg, Sir Tom Jones, Stephen Fry, Susan Sarandon, John Le Carre, Joan Collins, Andy Bell, Tom Waits, Kristen Bell, Mark Knopfler, John McEnroe, Tony Hawk and Elton John – with a special addition of signed boxing gloves by Anthony Joshua!
Fans can follow in the footsteps of their favourite stars by bidding for their signed shoes here.
Bespoke shoe art
This year some of the celebrities have hand-designed and painted Vivobarefoot shoes, creating one-of-a-kind bespoke pieces of collectable art.
Artist and rock legend Ronnie Wood took the first step, and the Wood’s Family Collection will be auctioned alongside creations by Benedict Cumberbatch, James Purefoy, Bonnie Wright and Helena Christensen.
Shoes to landfill
Thanks to the auctions philanthropic partners at Plain Jane Events, Vivobarefoot and eBay, all money raised from the #CelebrityShoeAuction will go to charity.
My Green Pod Hero Vivobarefoot has partnered with Small Steps through its in-house impact hub, the Livebarefoot Foundation.
The foundation works to reduce the number of shoes going to landfill through initiatives like ReVivo, and also raises funds through its network to support the charity.
Amy Hanson, CEO and founder of Small Steps, is an ex-showbiz journalist who gave up her glossy lifestyle in 2009 after visiting a rubbish site in Cambodia.
Amy has worked tirelessly ever since to deliver aid and shine a light on this environmental and humanitarian disaster.