Typhoon Haiyan: Beckham donates shoes to help cause

IT IS not often you can bag a bargain like this – designer shoes by the likes of Dolce & Gabbana, Manolo Blahnik and Jimmy Choo with a price tag starting at just £25.

Victoria Beckham spread word of the donation on social media. Picture: Getty

But this footwear, some in such good condition they appear not have been worn, was all snapped up in hours of Victoria Beckham donating it to raise money for victims of Typhoon Haiyan.

The colourful array of shoes was among items in 20 boxes of designer clothes donated by the former Spice Girl and her footballer husband David which went on sale at a British Red Cross charity shop in London yesterday.

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Shop assistant manager Fiona Liu jokingly warned that some of Beckham’s clothes and size four shoes might be too small for most people to wear.

Also included in the sale were pieces worn by the singer such as a tight black T-shirt emblazoned with the word POSH and an oatmeal hoodie with “Spice Girls” picked out in black across the back.

The couple also donated their famous matching Dickensian outfits worn at the 2006 Venice Film Festival. Many items were on offer at £75, but some of the more unusual clothes had a reserve of a few hundred pounds, staff said.

All of the Beckhams’ donations were marked with labels as gifts from the couple.

Posting photos of her donation on her Twitter page, Beckham wrote: “Proud to support @BritishRedCross #ShopDrop Donating clothes for #Haiyan survivors”.

The mother-of-four, who is said to have spent the weekend sorting her wardrobe, urged others to follow her example and donate their old clothes.

Beckham said: “David and I are supporting the Red Cross Shop Drop for the Philippines campaign and we urge everyone in Britain to do the same.”

A Red Cross source said: “We asked if they would like to
help us raise money for the Typhoon Haiyan survivors and they jumped at the chance.”
Typhoon Haiyan struck the Philippines on 8 November and has left more than four million people homeless.

Last night, aid organisations revealed that the total raised by donations from the British public so far has risen to £57 million.