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  • Now's your chance to bid for them in the world's largest celebrity shoe auction and help children out of poverty

    This year, Kate Moss, Joanna Lumley, Helena Christensen and Bonnie Wright are just a handful of the celebrities who have stepped forward to donate their most treasured pair of shoes to be auctioned off for the Small Steps Project. With previous celebrity donors including Emma Watson and Oprah Winfrey, this is an unmissable opportunity to get your hands on some designer celebrity footwear.

    The charity was founded by former showbiz journalist Amy Hanson, who quit her job to launch the charity after a life-changing visit to Cambodia in 2009.

    ‘I had just turned 30 and was looking for something more meaningful to contribute in life,’ says Hanson. ‘After seeing so many homeless kids scavenging barefoot on rubbish dumps filled with broken glass and sharp objects on Cambodia’s largest landfill site, I was heartbroken and an idea just came to me. I thought, perhaps I could use the experience and contacts I have through my job to make a positive change to their lives.’

    She returned to the UK and the next month from from her bedroom in north London, the world’s biggest celebrity shoe auction was born.

    Today, Amy spends her time travelling between various Small Steps projects in Nicaragua, Romania, Uganda  and Laos to oversee how the funds are spent. What began as just giving out shoes, has developed into providing children with what they need to make the small steps out of poverty and into education, breaking the crippling cycle of scavenging for survival.

    ‘Thousands of Manolos could have been gathering dust in celebrity wardrobes all over the world, but instead they’ve helped fund nurseries, mother and baby units, medical, nutrition and education programmes and really transform lives,’ says Hanson. ‘And we’re just getting started.’

    Celebrities from all walks of life, from Natalie Portman to rock legend Chris Martin and tennis pro Roger Federer have been sharing their reasons for contributing to the project.

    Australian singer and songwriter SIA has voiced her backing for the Small Steps auction, saying, ‘I’m so proud to donate a pair of shoes to Small Steps – their work raising funds for children living in inhumane conditions is the first step in getting kids the health, safety and education they deserve.’

    This year the auction has been a lot more challenging to organise with so many celebrities in lockdown, but it only made Amy more determined to go ahead. ‘The world may have closed down but that doesn’t mean poverty does, or that our charity work could be put on pause. We’re even more committed to making it a success.’

    Want to make a bid? The Small Steps Project 2020 Celebrity Shoe Auction runs online on eBay until Sunday 22nd November and you can track its progress on Instagram by checking out @smallstepsproject

    Here are just some of the celebrities taking part this year:

    Kate Moss

    Helena Christensen

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    She’s graced countless Vogue covers and has featured in campaigns with Cindy Crawford, Naomi Campbell and Linda Evangelista!🌟⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ We’re very honoured to have @HelenaChristensen as a Small Steps Project Celebrity Ambassador and a long term friend to the charity💙⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ As well as donating every year she also provides vital support to our work refugees and children working on landfill sites!👣♻️🌍⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ Thank you Helena for donating your fabulous shoes to our #CelebrityShoeAuction once again! 👠⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ #plainjanetakeover #smallstepsproject #2020celebrityshoeauction #celebrityshoeauction #charityauction #celebrityshoes #celebritydonors #sanitation #environment #liveinlovenotlandfill #helenachristensen #supermodel #vogue

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    Chris Martin

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    The British singer, songwriter, multi-award winning star and a good friend of Small Steps Project #ChrisMartin has donated his signed @Adidas Crazy 8 'Brooklyn Nets' shoes!⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ Created for the NBA team of the same name🏀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ Chris is equally well known for his philanthropic and charitable works, most notably on behalf of fair trade, human rights, children affected by poverty, war and disease💚🌍⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ Mark your calendars : 13th November for the 2020 Celebrity Shoe Auction and get your hands on these amazing shoes! #plainjanetakeover #smallstepsproject #2020celebrityshoeauction #celebrityshoeauction #charityauction #celebrityshoes #celebritydonors #sanitation #environment #liveinlovenotlandfill

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    Benedict Cumberbatch

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    The one and ONLY Benedict Cumberbatch has donated his limited edition @golfwang X @converse Grinch shoes, designed by @feliciathegoat to our 2020 Celebrity Shoe Auction!👠👟⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ Big thank to you Benedict, the award winning actor and supporter of Small Steps Project, we are forever grateful for your continuous support 💙👣⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ Calling all #BenedictCumberbatchfans to get ready to bid on this signed fury pair at our 2020 Celebrity Shoe Auction, going live on the 13th November🗣🔜⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ #plainjanetakeover #smallstepsproject #2020celebrityshoeauction #celebrityshoeauction #charityauction #celebrityshoes #celebritydonors #sanitation #environment

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    Judi Dench

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    Dame Judi Dench!💙 A BIG thank you to you Judi for up-cycling and donating her gorgeous pair of satin backless evening slippers by @givenchyofficial to our charity ♻️ Mark your calendars : 13th November for the 2020 Celebrity Shoe Auction!👠 100% of profits raised will go to help us support barefoot children living on landfill, providing them with shoes, education, food, play and dignity! Bid on some of the biggest celebrity shoes whilst also making a small step towards helping some of the poorest children in the world💙👣 #plainjanetakeover #smallstepsproject #2020celebrityshoeauction #celebrityshoeauction #charityauction #celebrityshoes #celebritydonors #sanitation #environment

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    Rose Byrne

    Tom Jones

    Stephen Fry

    This year, for the first time ever, the project will also be auctioning off some boxing gloves.

    Anthony Joshua

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    For the first time EVER, Small Steps Project will be auctioning off gloves!🗣⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ The two-time unified heavyweight champion, British professional boxer, @AnthonyJoshua has donated his high quality soft calf boxing gloves to our charity!🥊💯⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ When we started Small Steps Project we begin caring for the feet of our kids but after 10 years we look after our kids from fingers to their toes. With the current situation on the world sanitation and hygiene has never been as important and we are so proud and happy to have been able to help our sites with hand washing stations, tippy taps and more to help keep them safe!💧⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ Mark your calendars : 13th November for the 2020 Celebrity Shoe Auction to help us provide education and sanitation to those living on landfill!💙👣⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ #plainjanetakeover #smallstepsproject #2020celebrityshoeauction #celebrityshoeauction #charityauction #celebrityshoes #celebritydonors #sanitation #environment #liveinlovenotlandfill #anthonyjoshua

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    So if you’ve ever wanted to walk a mile in a famous person’s shoes, now’s your opportunity.

    Red carpet, here we come.

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